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Journalism student participating in trip to address hunger

May 23, 2013

Jordan Corona, a junior journalism student Corpus Christi, is participating in a Baylor Missions' trip called Hunger In America in Washington, D.C., from May 18 to May 27 to learn about how hunger is addressed in the United States. He will be meeting key leaders in the fight against hunger from government agencies, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and more and volunteering with several organizations around the Capital.

Sixteen Baylor students are participating in this experience sponsored by Baylor Spiritual Life, the Baylor School of Social Work, and the Texas Hunger Initiative. These students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, from social work and journalism to engineering and political science, but each student on the team has expressed a desire to use their distinct academic platforms to create innovative strategies for addressing hunger and poverty in their future careers.

Trip highlights include a lunch discussion with Under Secretary Kevin W. Concannon of the United States Department of Agriculture, a meeting with Dr. Robert Post of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, and a dinner discussion with Jack Fields, a former Congressional member and Baylor alumnus. They will also tour key organizations, including Bread for the World and Share Our Strength. And the students will have a chance to give back, volunteering at several sites including DC Central Kitchen, where they will work side-by-side with staff to prepare more than 5,000 meals.