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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

ID 151 Spring 2009

(006) Making a Difference: Hunger in America
David Karp, Student Affairs
Michelle Hubbs, Community Service Program

This is a service-learning course focused on poverty and hunger issues in the United States. In addition to researching this social issue, students will contribute to a major research project called "Hunger in America 2009." This national study will be collecting data on the prevalence of domestic hunger and the use of emergency food pantries, kitchens, and shelters. Students in the class will be trained to conduct face-to-face interviews with clients at emergency food providers in the greater Saratoga area. Interview data will be included in the national study. Student will study the hunger problem and learn research skills while making a difference by helping with a major project to evaluate domestic hunger needs and services.