On Monday, November 16th, the University of Florida (UF) chapter of Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. held its first annual Hunger Awareness Day (H.A.D.). This initiative helped bring awareness to the approximately 793 million people who are undernourished around the world. About 40 students challenged themselves to only eat one cup of rice and drink one bottle of water for the entire day to stand in solidarity with those who are suffering from food insecurity in the United States and abroad. They tabled on campus, explaining their cause to students who walked by and encouraging them to join in their challenge.
“This event was very different from anything we have ever done before. Normally, we want as many people as possible to participate in our events but when people didn’t participate in this event, it proved our cause even more. People didn’t want to participate because it was going to be “too hard” or “torture” - and that is exactly the point we were trying to make,” Alexa Moore, President of the UF chapter.
We are so proud of our UF chapter for taking the extra step to challenge not only themselves, but also their whole campus to live a day in the lives of those who are less fortunate.
Have you #HADenough?