Hunger and Community Food Security

In this service learning course, SRVCLRNG 292F, students learn about hunger and food security. Through readings, field trips, and service work, students engage topics such as food banks, community gardens, nutrition education, and an historical perspective on hunger. As part of their coursework, students perform at least 30 hours of community service experience at a site of their choosing. The course aims to provide students with a larger perspective on the community and the issues.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

SRVCLRNG 292F: Hunger and Community Food Security

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

November 27, 2012

Partner(s): 

Amherst Survival Center
138 Sunderland Road
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
97 N. Hatfield Road, PO Box 160
Hatfield, MA 01038
United States
Amherst Senior Center
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program
Department of Nutrition, 203 Chenoweth Lab
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282
United States
Nuestras Raices
329 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Gardening The Community
256 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA 01109
United States

Program Director: 

John Reiff

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Will Snyder

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

Provost's Office/Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

Assessment Mechanism: 

No