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Belmont University Students Inspired to End Hunger
Yesterday, David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, spoke to students at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, kicking off their Spiritual Development Speakers Series. More than 350 students, faculty, and staff attended the chapel service where they heard David’s message: They can help end hunger.
This year, Belmont University has committed to addressing concerns of wealth and poverty by having students volunteer locally and internationally for missions efforts. For example, freshmen will work with a micro-lending initiative, and sophomores are participating in a program called, "Living a Better Story," through which the University will give them each a small amount of money -- $5, $10, or $20 -- for the students to invest in a way that gives back to their community. Sophomore Jennifer Rutter committed to using her money to buy stamps for any student who writes a letter to Congress about caring for hungry people.
Jennifer and other students are now working to build a Bread for the World club on campus that can work closely with our new Bread for the World Team in Nashville, TN.
Marco A. Grimaldo is a regional organizer for Bread for the World.
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