Port St. Lucie faculty, staff and students came together as a Campus of ONE to raise funds and foods to help stop hunger. Professor Patricia Smith and the Dietetics and Nutrition students of the Class of 2018 hosted a “soup kitchen” for two days that they called “Hunger Bowl Luncheon.” A simple meal, with soup being the main feature, was served for a donation of $5.00. Under the guidance of Dr. Smith, the entire meal was planned, prepared and served by the students as part of their practical class learning experience.
The effort raised $651.00; these monies, along with non-perishable items collected, were donated to the Treasure Coast Food Bank. September is designated “Hunger Action Month” and the color chosen for “hunger” is “orange.” Hence, everyone was encouraged to wear orange-colored clothing and also highly encouraged to continue to support the effort to stop hunger, not only in the local community but around the world. A generous amount of non-perishable food items were also collected during the Hunger Bowl Luncheon, in addition to the wonderful financial donations from students, faculty and staff.