World Food Programme

UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, in a campaign to educate, activate and mobilize students in the war against hunger. The partnership with the UN World Food Programme is a continuation of the mission to serve the world through outreach, instruction and research. 

Universities Fighting World Hunger

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) is a network of universities that combines a multi-disciplinary academic action agenda with grassroots activities. It was established at Auburn University in 2004 and has spread to nearly 300 campuses worldwide. SSTOP Hunger is the chapter at the University of Kentucky. 

Goal: Develop and implement an action agenda for students and faculty that encompasses:

  • hunger awareness and consciousness-raising,
  • fundraising,
  • advocacy, and
  • academic initiatives (teaching, research, outreach).

Leading to a university community that is fully engaged in the effort to eliminate world hunger.

Presidents United to Solve Hunger- PUSH to Sign

PUSH to Sign is an initiative which unites universities in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. By signing PUSH, university leaders are agreeing to make food and nutrition security a priority on campus. Leadership from the top will expedite progress in addressing this critical local and global issue.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto signed the PUSH initiative in December, 2014.


  • Build and strengthen a university food and nutrition security. 
  • Develop a new generation of enlightened global citizens who will advance the social good through “disruptive” critical thinking. 
  • Engage faculty across disciplines and institutions.
  • Create public and political will to end hunger. 
  • Empower students to meet the grand challenge of ending hunger.

God's Pantry Food Bank

The local Feeding America Food Bank has a network of more than 300 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, who provide more than 121,400 meals every day for hungry people in Central and Eastern Kentucky across our 50-county service area.

Kentucky Academy of Ghana

Led by DHN Faculty, Dr. Janet Mullins, The Kentucky Academy of Ghana offers students a unique opportunity to learn about hunger across the globe. They participate in lectures on the University of Ghana campus and travel to remote villages for a rural, cultural experience. Our school feeding program at the Kentucky Academy helps them see how we work to fight hunger globally.The next study abroad to Ghana is scheduled for 2017. The syllabus and promotional materials will be available through the UK Education Abroad program and the School of Human Environmental Sciences in fall 2016.