KU Fights Hunger is a campus organization dedicated to raising awareness about hunger in Douglas County, promoting hunger-related activities and events at KU, and helping to engage the campus community in the fight against hunger.
According to the Kansas Food Bank, more than 14% of Kansans are food insecure, meaning that at times, these individuals or households lack access to enough adequately healthy food for an active, healthy lifestyle. And Lawrence and Douglas County are not immune; in fact, food insecurity impacts 50% of Douglas County children.
In order to create a more sustainable future, one that includes a healthy and equitable society for all, we must take into account those in the surrounding community who are presently struggling to meet the basic need of nourishing food.
Join KU Fights Hunger or receive information about their events and initiatives through Facebook. You can also access their calendar of events, especially those coming up in October for Hunger Awareness Month.