LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Joseph Henry, a Masterís of Public Health Candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will run over 500 miles from Washington, DC, United States to Guelph, Ontario, Canada to educate the people of developed nations about those who suffer from chronic hunger. At the end of his journey, Henry will attend the 6th annual Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) Summit at the University of Guelph. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Lock Haven University will be contributing to this fight by hosting Joseph Henry on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Flags. Henry will talk about hunger and how important it is for universities to become involved in this global problem. The public is welcome to this free event.
The Hunger 500 project and rallies will spread awareness of UFWH as well as raise $100,000 for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Lock Haven University community can help shorten the journey by raising awareness, spreading the word, and/or donating money.
Nearly 1 billion people suffer from hunger. The primary goal of UFWH is to develop and implement an action agenda for students and faculty that encompasses hunger awareness and conscious-raising, fundraising, advocacy and academic initiatives, leading to a university community that is fully engaged in the effort to eliminate world hunger.
More information about UFWH and the UFWH Summit can be found at http://universitiesfightingworldhunger.org and http://www.uoguelph.ca/worldhunger