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  •  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!


  •  FAI Summer Internship

    The Food & Agribusiness Institute’s “Real Cost of a Healthy Meal” project is a long-term study started in 2011. Interns will research the ability of low-income individuals to purchase “healthy” foods by USDA guidelines with their food stamp allotments through interviews, diet analysis and food cost surveys. The internship will not only allow interns to improve their understanding of the links between public policy, economics, health and social justice, but it will also influence their ability to communicate, increase their working knowledge of Excel, and expose them to database software.

    This is one of our research assistants, Nick, interviewing a client for the
  •  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 Haiti Paradox

     

     The Haiti Paradox

    Please join the Food and Agribusiness and co-sponsor Environmental Studies and Sciences, in welcoming:

     Starry Sprenkle, PhD candidate in Ecology at UC Davis

    Starry will present a virtual tour of Haiti, including a short history, and address issues including the linkages between Haiti's deforestation and reforestation, urbanization and development, and local production, consumption, and food aid.

    Thursday, January 10th

    12:00 – 1:15pm

    Lucas Hall, Rm. 106

     

    This is a FREE event &

    Lunch will be provided!

    RSVP for this event! 

     

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