Food ninjas fighting hunger on campus
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 02:02
In a world where many people go hungry every day, and foreign aid funds get dispersed far away, it isn’t uncommon for our own backyard to get neglected. That is where Feed the Need fills the void.
Feed the Need is a month-long, tri-institutional program focused on raising consciousness around the issue of hunger and food uncertainty on campus.
According to its website, “Student organizations as well as academic and administrative departments from all three institutions are invited to participate. The food collected throughout the event will directly benefit our campus food pantries. Groups will have one month to collect as many non-perishable food items to be delivered on collection day. We encourage you to challenge another organization or department in a friendly competition. Prizes will be awarded to groups that collect the most food.”
Those with food to give should share their wealth. Even with food stamp benefits, millions of low-income Americans still struggle to obtain adequate amounts of food. It is extremely difficult to avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy with less than sufficient funds. Sometimes there are multiple mouths that need to be filled on a budget that is already stretched thin. Unfortunately, limited budgets that can lead to hunger often aren’t temporary. Some families go week after week and month after month trying to fill themselves with adequate nutrition.
As this is being read, Feed the Need is in full swing and the last day to give is Feb. 28. The food pantry location for CU Denver students is located at Tivoli Suite 260, Metro: Tivoli Suite 145A, and CCD: Tivoli Suite 309.
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