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Yes food, no poverty

Oct 19th-20th, 2021

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To celebrate the United Nations International Poverty Day , on the 19th and 20th of October, the MUN Impact group focused on two main areas: 1. Spreading awareness of the issue 2. A food drive. 

 

On October 19th and 20th, the MUN Impact group began the student-led ‘No Poverty, Yes Food!’ initiative to raise awareness about poverty and hunger that is greatly affecting many people in the community. In our school, we displayed informative billboards containing information about the causes and consequences of poverty and hunger, previous efforts to resolve the issue, and how these problems connect to our community: India.

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At the same time, we asked students and members of our school to reflect on what they learned from our presentation on sticky notes and post it on the side of the billboards. We also asked them to wear an orange ribbon to show their support. We also displayed a United Nations video regarding poverty on all the televisions around campus to further encourage people to take meaningful actions. 

 

Lastly, we placed donation boxes throughout 

campus and collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Chennai Food Box. With the help of the entire school community, MUN Impact was able to collect a total of about 90 kg of non-perishable food items which was then given to abandon old age homes, IPD orthopedic centres, Sevalaya, Thakkar Bapa Riolyolaya and much more. 

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The Yes Food No Poverty team organized a food drive to donate to Chennai Food Bank. The drive happened for two weeks and we were able to donate a total of 93kg of food including rice, sugar, wheat, and dahl. These items were given to abandon old age home, IPD orthopaedic centre, Noabhaui old age home, and more.