HungerU tour visits Utah State to alert students of global hunger crisis

Hunger and malnutrition are responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other cause according to the nonprofit Farm Journal Foundation and HungerU. <a href=”http://www.agweb.com/hungeru/” target=”_blank”>HungerU</a> is a special project of the Foundation’s “Farmers Feeding the World” effort and the interactive mobile HungerU exhibit is at Utah State University Thursday and Friday.

Foundation spokesperson Tracee Schiebel said the exhibit was at the Taggart Student Patio from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schiebel said the USU visit marks the kickoff of the HungerU Fall 2014 tour that will continue throughout 13 states.

“We’re hoping for some great conversations, for people to come up to us and ask us what they can do to help,” Schiebel said. “If people start organizing community service activities or if people are more aware of the issue once people are educated about something they can act on it and they can do something about it.

“We are trying to educate as many minds as we can, to let them know that hunger is real and it is here.”

She says by building awareness of the hunger crisis it is hoped that HungerU will encourage students to take action in their communities to meet the growing demand for safe, nutritious and affordable food.

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