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Food Insecurity Programs Serve Only ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Food Insecurity Programs Serve Only ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

By Victor Porcelli, Deputy News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

Due to fears of overuse, an NYU program meant to address food insecurity has been kept quiet.

TEDxNYU Simulates Inequality at Hunger Banquet

TEDxNYU Simulates Inequality at Hunger Banquet

By Tiffanie Hwang, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

TEDxNYU is partnering with Oxfam, Amnesty International, Share Meals and Habitat for Humanity on Monday to host and allow NYU students to participate in the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. This will not be the typical student organization banquet where students will enjoy a hearty meal together; instead, students will experience the meal as members of different social classes.

Dollar Pizza That Gives Back

Dollar Pizza That Gives Back

By Ashley Arnold, Staff Writer

September 26, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

Scott Wiener, founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours, collaborates with local pizzerias to fight hunger in New York City.

NYU’s Food Waste Isn’t Actually Going to Waste

NYU’s Food Waste Isn’t Actually Going to Waste

By Taylor Nicole Rogers, Dining Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

To combat food waste on campus, Two Birds One Stone, led by CAS Senior Mac Hughes-Cromwick, uses uneaten food from NYU Dining Halls to combat hunger.

Hearty Start

By Kendall Levison, Features Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Elevator pitch For as little as $3, Hearty Start allows you to sponsor breakfasts for homeless individuals around New York City. Donors log onto the site and choose how often they’d like to donate a sandwich — daily, weekly or monthly. Hearty Start partners with local delis like Le Basket to make t...

World hunger initiative furthers program with new app

World hunger initiative furthers program with new app

By Larson Binzer, Deputy News Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under News

Stern junior Samir Goel and Gallatin junior Hannah Dehardunwala spent their summers creating an app that aims to decrease world hunger. The two co-founded Transfernation, an initiative designed to combat hunger and food insecurity by connecting corporations with social institutions, so food left ov...

NYU Oxfam throws interactive Hunger Banquet

NYU Oxfam throws interactive Hunger Banquet

November 20, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

As students filtered into the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium at the Kimmel Center for University Life on Tuesday, Nov. 19, each received a single strip of paper that would dictate their fate for the night — the paper assigned each guest an occupation, a country, a name and a socioeconomic class. Oxfa...

Letter to the Editor: School lunches severely lacking in taste, variety, nutrition

Letter to the Editor: School lunches severely lacking in taste, variety, nutrition

May 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The students of EBC High School for Public Service in the Bushwick community are appalled over the state of our school lunches. Insufficient and poor quality foods are discouraging and distracting to students throughout the school day, and it seems that the issues with school lunches are citywide and...