Universities Fighting World Hunger
A grassroots network, mobilizing students to act
Founded in 2004, Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) is a global higher education movement focused on educating, mobilizing and organizing students, administrators and faculty in the war against hunger. The innovative model was launched by Auburn University in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization. The movement has involved nearly 300 universities worldwide and includes three major activities:
Hunger awareness and consciousness-raising (knowing and caring about hunger)
Advocacy (teaching students to become strong activists for causes in which they believe)
Academic initiatives, including a Hunger Studies minor curriculum and relevant academic research, often in partnership with international organizations, such as WFP and FAO.