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Hunger Solutions Institute

Group ~ Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Hunger is a longstanding chronic and acute problem for people everywhere.  Eliminating hunger is one of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals created by 193 nations.  Thanks to the Hunger Solutions Institute (HSI), Auburn University is recognized as a global leader in the effort to eliminate hunger locally and around the world.

HSI has been prolific in creating and sustaining initiatives to create food security for all and at every scale.

HSI takes a leading role in Universities Fighting to End World Hunger, catalyzing action at colleges and universities in a grassroots student campaign and an all-disciplines academic agenda.  The Institute supports the sustainability award-winning AU Campus Kitchen, which annually serves thousands of meals to people in our community.  HSI has also provided long-standing support for the Auburn Food Pantry and the Auburn Cares Feed the Family Scholarship.

Photo of representatives from the Hunger Solutions Institute with their Spirit of Sustainability Award

The Institute partnered with Auburn Athletics to create The End Child Hunger in Alabama program, which has resulted in thousands of meals being served to vulnerable children around the state. HSI took the leading role in establishing Presidents United to Solve Hunger and Universities Fighting World Hunger, resulting in over 110 university presidents committing to food and nutrition security on their campuses and in their communities.

HSI has for 17 years partnered with the World Food Programme, engaging thousands of college students to solve the problem of hunger.  And the Institute created a Hunger Studies Minor for students of all disciplines, training them to be changemakers in the fight for food security.  Hunger Studies students have completed more than 10,000 hours of community service to local nonprofits.