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.

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.
this photo shows a seamstress with Empowerment PlanEmpowerment Plan

Empowerment Plan Employs the Homeless to Make Coats for the Homeless

To help the homeless during cold winter months, social entrepreneur Veronika Scott invented a high-tech coat that transforms into a sleeping bag and tote.
This photo shows Campbell University students taking part in the Collegiate Hunger Challenge

Campbell University Joins Collegiate Hunger Challenge to Combat Food Insecurity

Students Morgan Pajak and Alex Gooding will serve as MVP Student Hunger Ambassadors leading the campaign for Campbell.