In an annual tradition, Presbyterian College took part in bringing awareness to childhood hunger. On Sept. 21, 2015, PC’s dining hall services held the “End it with Orange” activity to inform the student body about what is occurring with child hunger in America.
This is a part of the larger, nationwide campaign held by Share Our Strength, a non-profit organization designed to fight child hunger. The non-profit uses the month of September for their No Kid Hungry campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to end child hunger in America by ensuring that all children have healthy food to eat each day.
One in five children in America faces hunger. The organization labels this a bold issue that requires a bold solution to fix it. This is why they chose the color orange, a color they associate as bold, as well.
PC dining services held an “Orange Out” on campus. Stickers were distributed, service and culinary teams wore orange shirts with “End it With Orange” on them. The goal for this local campaign was to raise awareness and engage students in discussions about childhood hunger meant to them.
Lunch that day was donated to Geraldine’s Kitchen (The Open Door) in Clinton that feeds the residents and those in need of complimentary meals. Free cookies from Otis Spunkmeyer, who is a donor to the No Kid Hungry, was distributed.
Written by Rebecca Rowell, a senior English major, double minor in media studies and women and gender studies from Lugoff, S.C.