The interdisciplinary Minor in Hunger Studies at the University of Rhode Island is intended to prepare students for leadership roles in understanding and eradicating hunger, and in facilitating students and other URI community members to be life-long advocates for hunger cessation.
To declare this minor, the student must have approval of a program advisor and his or her academic advisor. For more information on the Hunger Studies minor, please contact Professor Kathleen Gorman, 401.874.9089
Requirements include 18 credits (at least twelve credits at the 200 level or above), nine of which will be core courses including 3 credits of internship, a 3 credit-capstone course which will include 1 credit for portfolio development. Nine credits will be from the elective categories. No course may be used for both the major and minor fields of study. Courses in general education may be used for the minor.
Core Courses: 9 credits required
The remaining 9 credits can be taken from a number of pre-approved electives, including:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program is the new name for the Food Stamp Program.
Learn more about the SNAP Outreach Project or to access a benefits application:
The Restaurant Meals Program comes to Rhode Island
Now there is a way for homeless, elderly, and disabled SNAP recipients to buy hot, prepared meals. The Restaurant Meals Program uses the same SNAP benefits and EBT cards to allow certain low-income individuals to buy low-cost meals at participating locations. Eligible individuals are the homeless, elderly, and disabled who may not have access to food storage or preparation.
For more information about the Restaurant Meals Program, visit www.snaprmp.org.
For more information about the Restaurant Meals Program in RI, visit www.eatbettertoday.com