Post Tagged with: "hunger"

Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Two days since his last meal, Deshaun Rice (COL ’19) cannot concentrate. Fatigue seeps in. Words blur together. He sees things from the corners of his eyes — things that are not actually there. Hunger was never something Rice expected to encounter at Georgetown University. He thought college would provide[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 6 comments Campus News, Features, News, News - Top

Swipe Left On Hunger

Georgetown students frequently encounter homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., perceiving this vast inequality but not knowing how to help. Swipe Against Hunger, a campus organization that allows students to donate unused meal swipes once a year before the Thanksgiving holiday to people experiencing homelessness, provides a simple method[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HOCHBERG: Food for Thought

HOCHBERG: Food for Thought

While many children do not buy their parents’ “there are starving children” argument as a reason to eat that last bite of broccoli, the tired adage makes even less sense in the context of current food-waste trends. Developing countries account for roughly half of the 1.3 billion tons of food[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 2 comments Business, Business - Top
USAID Executive Discusses Extreme Poverty

USAID Executive Discusses Extreme Poverty

Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Alex Thier, confronted skepticism regarding the possibility of ending extreme poverty by 2030 during the “Ending Extreme Poverty — A Story of Trajectories and Choices” event held on Thursday in the Lohrfink Auditorium. He[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

Devastation in the Wake of Progress: The Tragedy of the African Famine

In the past decade African countries have made tremendous progress in a variety of developmental areas. After years of seeming hopeless, they now bound among the nations with the fastest growing economies.  It is quite shameful then, to witness a famine in the eastern horn on the continent in this[Read More…]

by October 2, 2011 0 comments Opinion