Food Deserts: Hunger, Community, and Access

Greensboro, North Carolina

1 in 6 individuals face hunger in America. “Food insecurity,” or the inability to supply enough food for all household members is a growing problem that has not received as much attention as it deserves, especially since it is households with children that suffer the most. On our trip, we will be travelling to Greensboro, North Carolina, ranked as one of the hungriest metropolitan areas in America, to spend a week facing the issue of hunger and its effects on the lives of the youth. We will be engaging with local nonprofits, food banks, distribution centers, and places of faith in order to gain insight on their approaches to tackling food deserts and increasing food justice awareness. We will also enter conversations on policy, social impact, and institutionalized approaches to alleviating the issue of hunger with administrators and members of the community.

Leaders

Fares Marayati ‘19

Fares Marayati ‘19

Hello! My name is Fares and I am a Pre-med Psychology major coming all the way from Aleppo, Syria. I moved to Greensboro, NC in 2012, and I am so excited to go on this trip in my American hometown! On campus, I am a research assistant in the Baby Lab in the Psychology Department, a baritone for Umqombothi, a tutor at McGraw, a Peer Academic Adviser and ARCA in Forbes, and Arabic Language Coach at North Carolina Virtual Public School. My other passions include, Shonda Rhymes, listening to Beyoncé, sporadic naps, random trivia, and following world events.

Amanda Haye ’19

Amanda Haye ’19

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a Pre-med Psychology major that has made the long journey from northern New Jersey to attend Princeton University! Around campus I work in the Gould Laboratory in the Neuroscience Department, write for The Stripes Magazine, write for Project Solidarity, am a member of the Princeton University Gospel Ensemble, and am a CA leader. My other passions currently include rap music, Instagram memes, Kehlani, Are You the One?, excessively long showers, and online shopping.

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Applications will be available in the fall. More information can be found here.