Office of Civic Engagement Food and Hunger Engagement Guide

The Office of Civic Engagement is facilitating the following events, activities, field trips and speakers in conjunction with the 2012-2013 annual ethics theme, Food and Hunger.

  • Campus Day service activities
  • Visit Lake Farm Parks in Kirtland (fun activity—they have an organic education center also)
  • Ohio Master Gardner Convention in Warren Ohio
  • Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary (plan to bring to campus in the fall)
  • Oxfam Hunger Banquet
  • Spring Bread and soup program (spring 2013)
  • Take a food scavenger hunt and compare food availability in distinct communities
  • Journal food consumption
  • Go to a local farmers market and/or orchard and cook a meal
  • Birdsong Farm in Hiram
  • McKenzie’s Creamery in Hiram 

Alternative break/long weekend immersion trips:

Community service and service learning collaborations:

Donate to or volunteer with a local food assistance agency

  • In Nelson there is the newly formed Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard
  • In Mantua the 4C’s operates a food pantry
  • In Windham the Salvation Army operates a food pantry 
  • In Ravenna the Center of Hope also operates a hot meal and food pantry
  • In Kent, Kent Social Services operates a hot meal and food pantry
  • In Cleveland there is the Cleveland food bank  

Individual actions:

  • Get a plot at the Hiram Community Garden
  • Apply to join the Stone Soup Vegetarian Coop
  • Take a local food challenge

For more information on any of these programs or to learn about opportunities for next year, contact Jason Bricker-Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Office of Civic Engagement's website.

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