Poverty and Hunger

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal 1: No Poverty and Goal 2: Zero Hunger.

Cumberlands' Board Games Drive Brightens Lives of Homeless Youths

The athletic department at the University of the Cumberlands spearheaded the drive, collecting more than 15 board games for kids living in Ryan's Place in Barbourville, Ky.
this photo shows a Mercer University student assisting with construction of a stone masonry water tank in the Dominican Republic.

New Mercer University Center Could Provide Millions With Access to Clean Water

The Cecil Day Family Center for International Groundwater Innovation, which will serve water-poor communities in developing countries, was seeded with a seven-figure gift from Mercer alumna Deen Day Sanders.

The 'Invisible Front Lines': How Brenau University Helps Unseen and Forgotten Populations Survive the Pandemic

With some shelters closed down and services reduced, the current climate has particularly impacted low-income, inadequately housed and homeless populations and those struggling with mental illness.
this photo shows a group of five women involved with Feed the Front Line Charlotte as they get ready to deliver meals to the needy

Davidson College Alumnus Helps Spearhead Feed the Front Line Charlotte Initiative

Launched as a youth-led grassroots campaign, Feed the Front Line Charlotte is modeled on similar initiatives helping both healthcare workers and local restaurants in several cities around the U.S.

UVA Faculty, Alumni Leading Effort to Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic

With many people out of work and unable to feed their families due to the pandemic, UVA and nonprofits have come together to help in Charlottesville and Albemarle.
this photo illustrates the problem of affordable drinking water for the poor in the U.S.

Duke University: U.S. Needs to Rethink Its Patchwork of Community Water Systems

"States should consider equalizing resources across water systems to counter the legacy of racism and segregation, as we have done in public school funding,” said Dr. Megan Mullin.