Teen Summit Conference on Hunger
The 7th Annual Teen Summit Conference on Hunger was attended by seven MSDA students and Campus Minister Sister Lena Picillo, OP.
Held at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange and sponsored the Community Food Bank of Hillside New Jersey, the conference empathizes with those suffering from hunger, but also serves to brainstorm real-world solutions to the problem using modern technology and strategies. There were well over 300 students from parachoial, private, and public schools in attendance. The students had the opportunity to discuss the topics: Hunger & Poverty in NJ — How Can I Help?; Global Poverty; Advocacy! Be a Voice for the Poor; Community Gardening: Back to the Basics; Good Nutrition in Hard Times; Soup Kitchens & Pantries: NJ’s Safety Net; The Environment & the Effect on our Food Supply; and Establishing Hunger Projects in Our Schools. The attendees also shared what is currently going on in their individual schools. Students also proposed what can be done in schools and what can we do together that we can’t do alone.
The Campus Ministers, teachers, and staff gathered together to share what is going on in their individual schools. The event was a wonderful opportunity to learn other ways and to improve ways to provide justice for all.