Authors: Blake Goodwin, Jazmaine Philips, Savannah Mantooth, & Kristy Dozier
Jessica Melilli-Hand, MFA, Ph.D.
We hung flyers to combat hunger stereotypes in school and local communities and gave a presentation to spread awareness. We also created an interactive game with facts about hunger. Our community partner, Second Harvest, provides nutritious food for the food insecure people in south Georgia. we believe that world hunger will not go away without a collective, worldwide effort. Second harvest strives to feed their community everyday to support an overlooked population. The service-learning program connects students with organizations around the community to tackle problems in society. It teaches students that their voice can be heard and theirs ideas implemented. This projects reminds me of when my mother and I would live paycheck to paycheck and the only food in our cupboards came from local non-profit organizations. I've felt the impact of community hunger relief efforts and understand their importance. In the future, I hope to live long enough to see a world that is NOT hungry and more student involvement.