Think globally, act locally for World Food Day
Campus lecture and food drive observes international event
Oct 12, 2009
The Center for International Studies invites the Ohio University and Athens communities to think globally and act locally with the third installment of the International Studies Forum, presenting a lecture in conjunction with a food drive for World Food Day.
"Food Security and Environmental Change in East Africa" will be presented by Tom Smucker, director of international development studies and visiting assistant professor of geography, at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, in Walter Hall 145.
Oct. 16 is the 29th observance of World Food Day, a global event created to increase hunger awareness and promote understanding and action to alleviate hunger.
Non-perishable food items will be collected at the lecture to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry. Food items can also be donated October 12-16 at:
Immediate needs of the Athens County Food Pantry include peanut butter, canned meats and canned fruit.
The International Studies Forum is free and open to the public.
-- Shane Barnes
Center for International Studies: http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/
World Food Day (following this link takes you outside Ohio University's Web site): http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/
Published: Oct 12, 2009 8:42 AM