HungerU Campus Visit Thursday and Friday to Show How Students Can Lead Change


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​Image​ courtesy HungerU.



This Thursday and Friday, October 27-28, a mobile educational exhibit focused on steps students can take to address food insecurity and hunger around the world will visit campus.

HungerU travels to colleges and universities around the nation raising awareness of nutrition security issues. The philosophy of HungerU is that every student in every discipline has the potential to be part of the global hunger solution now and throughout their lifetimes. The exhibit uses everything from dynamic conversation to interactive tools to capture students’ attention and teach important facts about food insecurity around the world. 

HungerU’s visit to UT is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. 

CASNR Dean Caula Beyl says, “We’re excited about this opportunity to raise awareness of issues connected to hunger, both in the US and around the world, and to help students learn how they can be a part of the solution—personally and professionally.”

HungerU is staffed by recent graduates and young professionals who travel with the exhibit to talk with young adults about nutrition security issues.

Find HungerU on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Look for a trailer and associated tents along E.J. Chapman Drive beside the Plant Biotechnology Building. You might also look for a six-foot, remote-controlled T-Rex moving up and down the sidewalk to underscore the point that food security is important to everyone. 

Faculty are asked to please encourage students to visit. Everyone is welcome. 

Find out more about HungerU on Facebook www.facebook.com/HungerU and on Instagram at hungerutour.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. 
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Contact: 

Craig Pickett, Coordinator for Student Life and Diversity, UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 865-974-7491, cpicket3@utk.edu