Tag Archives: civic engagement

Rural hunger, gardening and fighting food insecurity in Pike County

September 26, 2017
By Avery Livingston

Hunger is a silent problem and difficult to identify. It is not just an urban problem, and affects places like Pike County. In fact, it tends to hit rural areas even harder, considering its invisible nature. Almost 23 percent of Pike County residence are food insecure. According to Feeding America (2015), that is roughly 7,400…

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Under One Roof

March 29, 2017
By Michael Orlofsky

My Polish immigrant grandmother lived in a rowhome in a coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. In making reference to the house and neighborhood she said that they all lived under one roof. Quite literally, every house on her block was connected to its neighbor, and each roof was contiguous one to the other. Her concern…

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Can Castle Contest nets more than 7000 food items to fight local hunger

March 16, 2017
By Andy Ellis

Troy University students collected more than 7,000 food items as the result of the Office of Civic Engagement’s seventh annual Can Castle Contest at the Troy Campus on Wednesday.

Student organizations collected items and then used those items to construct can castles on the patio outside of the Barnes & Noble bookstore.

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