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  •  Annie's is coming to SCU!

    Annie's Homegrown: A Unique Approach to Sustainability

    Do you love Annie's mac & cheese as much as FAI does? If so, come hear Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie's Homegrown Inc., talk about the company's attention to social responsibility, sustainability, and of course, taste! Annie's mission statement, as stated below, aligns closely with FAI's priorities and interests.

    "To cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and kind to the planet."

    Annie's has a unique approach to sustainability and greatly values organice products and responsible agriculture. The event will provide an opportunity for Santa Clara students and staff to hear more about the company through the eyes of an accomplished and dedicated member of the Annie's team.

     

    When: Thursday, October 17th, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where: Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences 102

    Cost? Free!

    Food and drink will be provided by FAI!

    Register here: http://anniesatscu.eventbrite.com

     

    We hope you will join us!

  •  Hunger Week Recap

    On behalf of FAI and BTGAP, we would like to thank all who were able to participate in Hunger Week for making it such a success!

    Moreover, SCU’s newest club BTGAP had an excellent debut as a club and particularly made last week a success through extensive outreach to students, active Facebook posts of hunger facts, and raising general awareness about Hunger. Here’s a short recap of the week!

    Monday May 20th, Hunger Week kicked off with the documentary “A Place at the Table,” followed by a discussion on current hunger issues in the US. Overall, students took away a much greater awareness of the issue and enthusiasm for the rest of the Hunger Week events.

    On Tuesday May 21st, the inspiring Paul Matteucci spoke on his fascinating venture Feeding10Billion. There was a large showing of students, in which many spoke to Paul after about their own business ideas for sustainable ways to feed the eventual world population of 10 billion.

    Wednesday May 22nd several Santa Clara students, as well as students from a local elementary school, joined forces to bag 300 lbs of dry pinto beans into smaller 4 lb portions to hand out to local farm workers. The beans were distributed out to over 70 farm-working families at a Salinas berry farm this past Monday.

    Finally, an all day fast ending with a feast on Thursday May 23rd concluded Hunger Week. Students wore yellow wristbands all day to raise hunger awareness, and were sure to make the feast later that evening.

    Once again, we can’t thank everyone who participated enough. We hope that everyone was able to take away a heightened awareness of current hunger issues and can’t wait until next year’s Hunger Week!

  •  Hunger Week; Volunteer to Bag Beans!

     

     

    Want to directly help prevent hunger in your local community? As part of Hunger Week, you  can volunteer to bag beans for our local farm workers! We will be redistributing 300 lbs. of pinto beans into portions of beans for a family of four and then taking them to local farms and handing them out to the workers.

    When?

    Wednesday May 22nd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Where?

    The Forge!

    Why?

    You can directly help your local community,

    whether it’s for five minutes or an hour, it’s up to you!

     

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

    There will be snacks provided courtesy of BTGAP.

     

    We hope to see you there! This is an easy way to positively impact our local community, as well as a great opportunity to get involved on campus in SCU’s newest club BTGAP! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!

  •  Hunger Week's Food for Thought: Feeding10Billion

     

     

    Curious about how we will be able to feed the exponentially growing world population? You won’t want to miss the 2nd event of SCU’s Hunger Week then.  As part of the “Food for Thought” lecture series, Paul Matteucci from Feeding10Billion will be speaking about his project. His project looks into finding solutions for this concern; not to mention many of his innovative ideas are currently used by several food systems entrepreneurs.

    When?

    Tuesday May 21st at 7:00pm

    Where?

    Lucas Hall, Rm. 106

    Why?

    This talk will provide fascinating ideas and insights into one of the world’s largest concerns.

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

     

    We hope to see you there! This is sure to be an inspiring talk that you won’t want to miss, as well as an opportunity to get involved on campus in SCU’s newest club BTGAP! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!


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