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We All Like Food, Right? Well, a Lot of People Go Without.

College kids want to do good, right? That’s why Peace Corps and USAID are visiting college campuses around the country to talk about global hunger. Yes, it’s still an issue, and, yes, it’s pretty bad.

Nearly one out of every eight people go to bed hungry every night. That’s 842 million people who don’t know where or how they’ll find their next meal.

Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative supports partner countries in developing their agriculture sectors to spur economic growth and trade, specifically by focusing on smaller farms and empowering women. To help achieve these goals, Peace Corps and USAID are working together to provide enhanced food security training to more than 1,000 PCVs, who in turn teach people in the communities they serve how to become food secure.

For example, PCV Joshua Flickinger is working with his community in the Philippines to manage and track fisheries and coastal resources. Flickinger is working with fishermen to create a new fish sanctuary that will ultimately help feed the people in his village.

Each stop on the college campus tour includes presentations by leaders in international development and agriculture; open forum discussions; and a sustainability fair featuring local organizations, campus groups, and academic departments focused on food security and sustainability. So far the tour has stopped at UC Davis, University of Georgia, and tonight they’ll be at Virginia Polytechnic University.

The schools slated for future visits include:

  • Colorado State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Oregon State University

So if you’re at one of these schools, make sure you take some time to learn about doing good and ending global hunger.

This post originally appeared on the Peace Corps blog. Follow our events section for more information on upcoming campus visits.

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