The URI Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America is an educational center committed to developing solutions to the problem of hunger in Rhode Island and nationwide. The center promotes education, research, and outreach on the causes and the consequences of hunger and the study of policies and programs aimed at alleviating hunger.
The Hunger Center provides an avenue for students and the community to work together to understand the issues facing low-income people. Students are challenged through the interdisciplinary experiences as they engage in a didactic learning process with our community partners (i.e. social service agencies, volunteer organizations, state government). The work of the Hunger Center not only enhances a student’s individual professional training, but their lives, and the lives of those around them. The Hunger Center responds to the URI mission statement through its commitment to “students’ ethical development … and addressing the rapidly changing needs of the state, the country, and the world”.
The center provides multiple avenues for student involvement through academic course work, research, employment in the SNAP Outreach Project, and a minor in Hunger Studies.
The URI Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America was founded in 1999 as a partnership between the Feinstein Foundation and the University of Rhode Island. The Hunger Center is located in Room 127 in Pastore Hall.