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BC student organization seeks community input on fighting hunger

BC student organization seeks community input on fighting hunger

Thu Sep 21, 2017

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Members of the Psi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Brazosport College pose for a photo recently after helping with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief at the Houston Food Bank.

The Psi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Brazosport College is leading a charge to fight hunger and is seeking the community’s thoughts and opinions. 

The Brazosport College-based student organization is inviting the local community to attend a panel discussion with representatives from the BC Student Food Pantry, Brazosport Cares and the Houston Food Bank on Sept. 27.

Attendees of the discussion, which will begin at 2 p.m. at Brazosport College’s Gator Hall, will learn about these organizations and be informed in ways to get involved and help fight food insecurity.

The discussion will be the first of three separate Phi Theta Kappa-led events based around awareness, action and the global perspective of fighting hunger and food insecurity.

The event is part of the Psi Psi Chapter’s Honors in Action project, which is an annual research project based on a topic selected by PTK Headquarters. The main topic this year is “How the World Works: Global Perspectives,” and the Psi Psi chapter selected the theme, “Rights and Responsibilities.”

The chapter seeks to understand the roles that rights and responsibilities play in shaping ways in which the world works, with a specific focus on world hunger.

As part of its action component, the chapter is doing various projects with the local, regional and global community throughout the Fall 2017 semester, which includes holding food and donation drives for local food pantries, volunteer work and awareness about food insecurity.

With the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many chapter members have become even more passionate about the project, with many members and officers recently volunteering at the Houston Food Bank where they helped fill disaster relief boxes.

“Our chapter has been working on this theme for several months, but after seeing the effects of Hurricane Harvey first hand, the chapter members are realizing how important and relevant their research and advocacy is, especially during this time,” said lead advisor Cassie Bruner. 

For more information on the Sept. 27 discussion at Brazosport College’s Gator Hall, call (979) 230-3259 or email cassie.bruner@brazosport.edu.