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  •  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!


  •  Hunger Week: Documentary Screening

     

     

    Make sure you don’t miss out on the first event of Santa Clara’s Hunger Week. The viewing will be of “A Place at the Table,” a documentary that focuses on poverty, hunger, and under-nutrition in America.  Shockingly, there are “50 million people in the U.S.- one in four children- don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans.” This documentary will open your eyes to a growing problem in the United States that needs to be dealt with now.

    When?

    Monday May 20th  at 7:00pm

    Where?

    Kennedy Commons

    Why?

    This is a growing problem in our country and it needs people like you to solve it. This film is inspiring and has an interesting, eye-opening message.

    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!

    Food?

    If you’re not already convinced to come, there will be free snacks courtesy of BTGAP.

    We hope to see you there! This is a great opportunity to learn more about current issues in the US, as well as 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!


  •  BTGAP- Bridging the Gap, Alleviating Poverty

    BTGAP is SCU's newest club that aims to educate the student body about widespread domestic and international poverty, hunger, and environmental issues. It is a club dedicated to educating undergraduate students about issues relating to poverty, specifically with relation to the environment, food, agriculture, and education. We will focus on both domestic and international issues and empower students to make any changes they can. For more information, feel free to email all your questions and concerns to btgapatscu@gmail.com

    Make sure to like the facebook page. There you will find more information about the club, as well as updates about events and meetings.

    BTGAP will be tabling outside Benson the first week of spring quarter, to keep on the look out!

  •  The Politics of Hunger

    The Politics of Hunger
    Wednesday, January 18
    12 p.m.
    Location: Lucas Hall Forbes Conference Room
    Cost: FREE! Please RSVP for an accurate lunch count.

    Please join FAI in welcoming United States Department of Agriculture Regional Director Dennis Stewart for a talk about the relationship between politics and hunger. Stewart will discuss the nine food assistance programs he oversees, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infants and Children), and NSLP (National School Lunch Program). He will also address the impact these programs have on people in the community, the number and percentage of beneficiaries of the programs and the effect of current and pending legislation such as the Farm Bill. At the end of the talk, Stewart will discuss opportunities for Santa Clara students and community members to contribute to ending hunger in our communities.

    Santa Clara University student organizations and community groups will be available to discuss opportunities for becoming involved and volunteering in our local community.

    If audience members have any specific questions they would like Dennis Stewart to answer, please email them to efrencharnold@scu.edu

    The event will be held in Lucas Hall, Room 126 (Forbes conference room) beginning at 12:00 p.m. and ending at 1:15 p.m.

    Lunch will be served. Please RSVP on the form below so we can order the correct number of meals.

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