Thoughts from the HungerU Road
The HungerU Tour is dedicated to connecting with college students and sharing the story of modern ag’s role in tackling world hunger. Here the HungerU Staff will provide updates and thoughts from the road.
North Carolina State University- Awareness. Action. Awesome.
Oct 18, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013, HungerU had the privilege of visiting North Carolina State University, home of the Wolfpack. And they are just that when addressing the issue of hunger—a wolfpack. The NC State community is working together to make their dent in the world hunger crisis. Whether it’s starting an on-campus pantry or coming together for a meal packaging event, the Wolfpack is involved.
Did you know there is a food pantry on campus? CSLEPS, or Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, opened Feed the Pack Pantry at NC State a year ago this November. Feed the Pack is available to students, faculty, staff and those in the community in need. In just about 10 months, the pantry was able to provide over 6000 lbs. of food to those in need within the NC State community. Way to go, Wolfpack!
Want another opportunity to get involved? On November 9, 2013, NC State is participating in a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now. Stop Hunger Now’s mission is "to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources’." Last year the NC State community packed 125,000 meals. This year’s goal is 142,560 meals! NC State has been participating in these events for six years and has packaged over 2 million meals!! Find more details on the event.
North Carolina State University offers a variety of ways for students to get involved in bringing an end to the world’s hunger crisis. Be proud Wolfpack, you’re doing a great job.