James Madison University

Hunger Awareness Day

PHOTO: Hunger Awareness

The JMU Nursing Student Association (NSA) held a Hunger Awareness Day on November 18, 2011 in ISAT/HHS building.  The goal of the event was to highlight the disparity of hunger around the globe and also locally in Harrisonburg. Banners were placed at each end of the building and noted two statistics: the orange balloons represented the 1,000 people that die every hour from hunger globally. The white balloons represented 1 out of 10 Harrisonburg residents not knowing where their next meal will come from. Over one thousand orange and white balloons were placed throughout the first floor of the building to represent these statistics.  JMU NSA students handed out over 400 flyers to students and faculty to educate the James Madison University community on the issue of hunger in today's society. This event has been one of many highlighting the JMU NSA's hunger awareness theme for the 2011-2012 school year.