Committee of 19
The Committee of 19 is the student organization leading the War on Hunger on our campus. Its name was derived from the daily cost of feeding a hungry school child in the developing world -- formerly 19¢, but has now increased to 25¢ per day. Every school and college is represented as well as many student organizations such as the University Program Council, the Student Government Association, the Black Student Union, and the International Student Organization. The Committee of 19 focuses on creating awareness about hunger and hunger-related issues by organizing creative and unique events, such as a 60-mile march from campus to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery. The Committee is also actively involved in fighting hunger locally by volunteering weekly at food pantries and collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank. If you are interested in getting involved contact your college or organization's representative today!
About the Initiative
For Auburn University to become the catalyst mobilizing universities across the nation and around the globe to make fighting hunger a core value of higher education institutions worldwide.
To create an academic hunger model suitable for replication or adaptation by universities in the US and abroad.
To develop and implement an action agenda for students and faculty that encompasses hunger awareness and consciousness-raising, fundraising, advocacy, and academic initiatives.