Eagles Helping Eagles

Graduate students enrolled in the Public Health and Community Nutrition course in the School of Health and Kinesiology’s Dietetic Internship (DI) program have taken on the initiative to raise awareness of the challenges of food insecurity and hunger here at Georgia Southern University.

With the motto to “Feed Students Not Landfills,” students are encouraged to take actions that will minimize food waste not only across Georgia Southern’s campus but campuses nationwide. DI students have created a social marketing campaign in hopes of leading the campus community to make these behavior changes. “We’re hoping to change the attitude toward food waste and the perception of those in need by knowing Eagles can always help Eagles,” stated DI student Brittney Roley.

From March 20th through April 5th, DI students sponsored an Eagles Helping Eagles Food Drive. Food drive boxes were placed in the lobbies of all the residence halls at Georgia Southern and students were encouraged to donate food to prevent food waste as well as take food if needed. “Our goal is to make this project self-sustaining so that the “take and leave donations” are always accessible,” stated DI student Bethany Soph.

Follow the students on Facebook @FeedStudents.

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