Hunger and the Global Environment Project Overview
Purpose: To research and plan an activity to help end hunger locally or globally and discuss the rationale for involvement from a Christian World View.
Instructions: Incorporate a Christian World View into a project related to Hunger, Food Insecurity, or Malnutrition. Over the next several weeks, you will have the opportunity to research and become involved in an organization of your choice related to this topic. Monetary donations are not a requirement of this assignment. Be sure you are working with a reputable organization and are safe while participating (i.e.,donating food or money to the homeless on the street, while by yourself, or in an unsafe neighborhood, is not a safe choice). In addition, there are many organizations for which you may volunteer without the need of a car.
- Hunger and Global Environment Project: PaperDue
750-1,000-word document to be submitted individually. You may use reputable websites, but be sure your facts are accurate.
- Briefly state global and local hunger and food insecurity issues (how prevalent is this issue).
- Summarize the physical findings used in nutritional assessments for malnutrition (Table E-5 in new textbook)
- Research information on three different organizations that address local or global hunger or malnutrition. Summarize who they are, how they got started, what they do, and how/when/where college students could get involved. Quote their mission statement. Are they a faith-based organization, if so what affiliation? If not, what is their affiliation?
- Ideas: Community garden, Feed my starving Children, Waste not AZ, Food donation, Feeding America, Hunger Project, Children’s Hunger Fund, St. Mary’s foodbank, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Give a HECK, Etc.
- GCU campus opportunity:
Local Outreach Homeless Ministry is a student-led ministry of the Office of Spiritual Life. This partnership with St. Vincent DePaul gives GCU students the opportunity to serve the hungry and homeless of Phoenix on Monday nights and Thursday mornings weekly. Students carpool or ride together in GCU fleet vans, volunteering their time, hard-work, and presence to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of those 500 plus individuals who seek out assistance weekly. Describe a plan of implementation. How will you get involved? How can a college student get involved?
- “Why would college students get involved with this organization?” Quote a related Bible verse then describe a rationale for action against hunger from the beliefs of the Christian worldview. Below are some examples, but you may include any others you feel meet the criteria.
- Bible verses related to Global Hunger: https://www.openbible.info/topics/helping_the_poor
- Interpretations about generosity and duty to the poor: http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_generosity.htm
- A Biblical Response to Poverty that also covers hunger: http://www.biblicaltheology.com/Research/AdewunmijuPO01.pdf
- After involvement in an organization of your choice, discuss:
- Has this changed your perception of hunger? If so, how. If not, why? How would this apply to your future, professionally or personally?