Universities Fighting World Hunger at the University of Kentucky (UFWH-UK) helps students find solutions to hunger through on-campus initiatives and partnerships. We are part of a growing, global network of nearly 300 universities working together as Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH).

We Make a Difference By:

  • Facilitating communication between hunger-related organizations and students in need
  • Providing resources to hunger-related organizations
  • Engaging students, faculty and staff to develop and implement hunger solutions
  • Advocating for policies and solutions to end hunger
  • Fundraising to support hunger-related organizations on campus

Powered by Presidents United to Solve Hunger

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. Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) is an initiative that unites universities in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. By signing, university leaders agree to make food and nutrition security a priority on campus.

PUSH Leaders Forum & UFWH Summit

The University of Kentucky will host the PUSH Leaders Forum, March 18-19, 2020 and the 15th Anniversary UFWH Summit, March 19-20, 2020. We will welcome over 500 students and faculty from around the globe and presidents from higher education institutions on our campus for this annual event. Attendees will experience action-packed days of networking, engaging activities and workshops, and inspiring presentations from leaders fighting hunger on campuses around the world. Registration will open in September.

Get Involved

Join us in promoting hunger awareness. Membership is open to all UK students, faculty and staff. Attend an upcoming meeting to learn more about how members engage their colleges, schools, departments or organizations in the war on hunger by leading subcommittees and planning service, fundraising and advocacy events.  

Contact Us

Director of Community Outreach: Kendra Oo