The American Hunger Crisis: Keep Austin Fed

One university student captures how volunteers are making a difference in the heart of Texas.
Jun 20, 2013· 0 MIN READ
Max Foller previously reported for HuffPost, L.A. Daily Journal, and Biloxi Sun-Herald.

Fifty million Americans—including one out of every four kids—don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's equivalent to every man, woman and child in the 25 smallest states plus the District of Columbia struggling with hunger on a daily basis.

To shine a light on this hidden American crisis, university students from Austin, Texas, and Palo Alto, California, created short videos exploring the issue of hunger in their communities. It's all part of The Creative Activist Network (CAN)—a new partnership between Students of the World and Participant Media—TakePart's parent company.

All of the videos were entered into a competition, with the public voting on the winner. Check out Keep Austin Fed, the winning entry from the University of Texas that features an all-volunteer grassroots group working with Austin charities to put food into the hands and mouths of Austin residents in need.

Check back later this week to see the other two winning projects

Created by: Emily Ng, Ivy Chiu, Daniel Kim, Maggie Wong, and Naomi Kuo.