Hunger advocate comes to TAMIU

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Joel Berg comes to town to discuss hunger issues.

Joel Berg

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A top-notch speaker on hunger has come to Laredo.

Joel Berg is a highly-regarded international hunger advocate and expert. He is in Laredo Monday and Tuesday, March 17th and 18th, to address Texas A&M International University students on campus about hunger issues.

Berg is in Laredo on an invitation from the South Texas Food Bank in cooperation with the TAMIU Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement. He is director of the AmeriCorps VISTA program called Anti-Hunger Opportunity Corps, managed by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, which brought Sarah Lamm to the South Texas Food Bank for a year of service internship through July.

Berg will speak on Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Student Center Room 236. It is open to the public. He will address students on Tuesday at
8:30 a.m. in a classroom. Also, during the lunch hour on Monday
at 12:30 p.m. at the TAMIU Student Center the American hunger awareness documentary, “A Place at the Table,” will be viewed. The documentary was presented in January at Laredo Community College.

Berg, based in New York, is an expert media spokesman in domestic hunger, food insecurity, poverty, economic development, national service and volunteerism. Berg is executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is the author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?, the definitive and most well-reviewed book on American hunger in the last decade.


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