FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2021 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Grace Norman, Chief of Staff/Director of Government Relations Grace_Norman@baylor.edu (254)710-4845 Bipartisan Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act Continues Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty’s Movement for Innovative, Multi-Layered Approach to Addressing Childhood Summer Hunger Waco, TX – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Patrick Leahy […]
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by Zane Peng Inspired by the Kid’s Farmers Market model from West Virginia, South Plains Hunger Solution Coalition has been operating Kids Farmers Markets since 2019. After running some small markets from individual funding, the South Plains Hunger Solution coalition applied for and received a grant for $900 from the Lubbock Mayor’s Fitness Council in […]
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As the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black knows her way around a classroom. As a distinguished professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and author of numerous books, essays, and articles, she has a way with words. And one of her greatest passions is food. Each of these […]
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by Becca Muncy and Matthew Fendt _______ For many Americans, it takes a worldwide pandemic or a snowstorm knocking out our power to make us think about where we’ll get our next meal. Yet here in the U.S., food shortage is a daily reality for many. It is projected that, in 2021, 42 million Americans […]
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by Rebekah Carter and Michael Nakaoka _______ You would never guess that the person next to you could be struggling to find their next meal, counting down the days until they can buy groceries, or wondering how they can afford makings of a basic sandwich. Food insecurity runs rampant throughout college campuses. Some wrongly believe […]
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by Nicole Salama and Megan Thiesfeld ______ For many of us, trips to the grocery store are a weekly occurrence. We pick up a shopping cart and stroll through the aisles, picking out food that will sustain and nurture us through the triumphs and trials of everyday life, at least for the next week. Whether […]
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by Bridget Chagollan and Lucy Newbold ___ (Editorial Note: In late Spring 2021, the Student Success Initiatives (SSI) Department at Baylor began operating under the new title “Center for Academic Success and Engagement.”) Asking someone their personal opinion on which grocery store chain is the best can be a great indicator of who they are […]
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by Katie Groves and Annie Huntington ____ The perfect Texas day cannot be ignored. It’s sunny, a light breeze brushes your hair into your face, and the general demeanor of the entire Baylor University campus is more joyful than usual. A few spikeball players are scattered across fountain mall, intensely focused on the game at […]
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by Brayley Payne and Cole Sutton ___ World Hunger Relief, Inc. (WHRI) is a well-known and beloved farm in Waco, Texas for the production of locally grown and organic fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat products. Put simply, WHRI is “a Christian organization committed to the alleviation of hunger around the world.” The WHRI’s mission is […]
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by Peyton Robinson and Austin Gould ____ The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University (CKBU) is one of several student groups that aim to reduce food waste and hunger on both Baylor’s campus and in the local Waco community. Campus Kitchen also works in collaboration with the Baylor Community Garden. We recently visited the Garden, located […]
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