Monday, November 24, 2008

Student Scoop newsletter article on hunger & poverty organizations

Upon reading the American Dietetic Association's November 2008 "Student Scoop," I learned about two great initiatives: Feel Good World and The Hunger Project. FeelGood is a non-profit organization with chapters at universities across the country that makes grilled cheese sandwiches in exchange for whatever donation "feels good" to the customer. At Stephanie Noto's chapter (who wrote the article), they raised $4000 for The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project is an organization that helps people in impoverished areas to learn sustainability and self-reliance. It mobilizes people at the grassroots level, empowers women, and forges partnerships with the local government. From a public health perspective, this sounds like a great organization. You can sign up for their e-newsletter at their site.

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