Sustainable Solutions to Overcome Poverty

"When food is considered a basic human right - then, we can begin to make strides in the fight to eliminate hunger."

SSTOP Hunger: Sustainable Solutions to Overcome Poverty supports on-campus initiatives and organizations with a focus on solving hunger and malnutrition. The committee unites the Universities Fighting World Hunger and Presidents United to Solve Hunger chapters on-campus. On December 9, 2014, UK President Eli Capilouto signed the President's Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security at the United Nations in New York City, a declaration acknowledging the University's commitment to making food insecurity a priority. The point person is Dean Cox of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the lead Department is Dietetics and Human Nutrition. 

The purpose is to facilitate communication between and provide resources to hunger-related organizations in order to engage Faculty, staff, and students across disciplines in developing and implementing a strategy to solve hunger and malnutrition through hunger awareness and consciousness-raising, fundraising, advocacy, and academic initiatives (teaching, research, and outreach). 

Hunger in America

Hunger in America 2014 - God's Pantry Food Bank


Director of Community Outreach: Amanda Hege, RD, LD
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In the News

Professor Alison Gustafson Fights Hunger in Appalachia, Kentucky

January, 2016
"Food is personal for everybody," shares Dr. Gustafson, she shares about her passion in doing research to help people and improve the lives of many. 

Chocolate, Farming, and Fabric: Ghana Study Abroad Experiences

June, 2015
Six students and two faculty members from the School of Human Environmental Sciences explored food, farming and entrepreneurial activities in Ghana, West Africa through a three-week study abroad experience in May, 2015.