HungerU will visit the University of Delaware campus on Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 1, bringing its mobile classroom to inform students about global hunger issues and the critical role modern agriculture plays in putting food on people’s tables.
The event will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, with the trailer set up between Drake Hall and Colburn Lab, off Academy Street.
HungerU is sponsored on campus by Alpha Zeta, a co-ed honors agricultural fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority.
After the event, the student groups plan to engage students by having a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Room 209/211 of the Trabant University Center.
Those planning the event said the goal is to raise $2,500 as a University and to get 80-100 volunteers to participate in packaging meals to send overseas. Each meal costs 25 cents to package, and HungerU will match the donation up to $2,500 for a total of $5,000 to package 20,000 meals.
Sabrina Sterlacci, a junior wildlife conservation major in UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Alpha Zeta chapter assessment program chair, said of the event, “In the past we have done fundraisers for events such as UDance and Relay for Life, but sponsoring HungerU has given us the awesome opportunity to help educate UD students about agriculture. We are especially excited about the Stop Hunger Now event, where students can actively make a difference by packaging meals for those in need.”
For more information on the Stop Hunger Now event, visit the website.
The corporate partners of HungerU include Farmers Feeding the World, the Farm Journal Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DuPont, Stop Hunger Now and Universities Fighting World Hunger, among others.