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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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"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.
Photo by Larm Rmah on Unsplash

"Pledge My Check" Campaign Asks Americans to Donate Their Stimulus Checks to People in Need

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The project, co-founded by Ignite Retreat alumnus Jordan Bowman, is aimed at financially stable people who want to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
photo of a carson-newman university student volunteering for Appalachian Outreach

Carson-Newman University's Appalachian Outreach Ministry Sees Increased Need

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But the community has rallied to support the organization, which distributes food to those in need, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.