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.

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

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

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

Ole Miss Grad Student Lends a Green Thumb to Families in Need

By Sarah Sapp/UM School of Applied Sciences Prior to the pandemic-related…

Students at West Virginia Wesleyan College Make 10,000 Meals for Rise Against Hunger

Students from sports teams, fraternities and sororities all joined in the effort to prepare specially designed meals loaded with micronutrients.
this photo shows the exterior of Square Roots, a vertical farming social enterprise founded by Kimbal Musk

Elon Musk's Brother Wants to Build "Super Farm" to Address Food Insecurity

Kimbal Musk focuses on urban vertical farming to create fresh vegetables in climate-controlled modules that can be located almost anywhere.
this photo shows a group of collectors at a Plastic Bank collection centerPlastic Bank

The Plastic Bank Turns Plastic Waste into Currency for the Poor

Collectors make money or earn credit for essential services when they bring in plastic waste, which is then recycled for high-end Social Plastic products.