Hunger in the Valley: Mary Baldwin Takes Action

By: Todd Corillo Email
By: Todd Corillo Email

Mary Baldwin College is helping to tackle the growing hunger crisis in the Valley by taking part in the President's Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge.

After the call went out last spring for project proposals, Mary Baldwin was selected for its project to united people of diverse religious backgrounds in dealing with food insecurity.

Campus Chaplain and Religion Professor Katie Low is guiding students and helped to draft part of the plan.

Low says, "Hunger has no color of skin, it impacts everybody. It impacts everybody's religious background. It doesn't matter if you're Jewish, Christian, Muslim or Hindu and you don't have any food on the table, that's the problem that we want students to be aware of."

One part of the program will be an education campaign to make students aware of the food insecurity issues in the Valley and the second part will be to rally students behind a project to address those issues that is still being developed.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the problem during the Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week in late November.


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