Students collect food for needy through seminar project

Students in two sections of a freshman-level seminar course, General Studies 110 (The Global Experience), completed service learning projects Nov. 21 which raised about 2,500 pounds of food for local needy families. The food will be distributed through Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization based in Burlington.

As a part of their projects, students designed, carried out, and critiqued different methods for providing food assistance and explored food-related issues in a community including poverty, food pricing, nutrition, and food distribution. They also examined food-related problems and potential solutions in other countries including Nigeria, Sudan, North Korea, Haiti, Egypt, Brazil, and others.