The mission of the University of Rhode Island President’s
Partnership in Food, Hunger & Nutrition (FHN) is to create
an interdisciplinary, multi-college group of faculty and students who
the phenomenon, causes and consequences of food insecurity, hunger and
malnutrition within Rhode Island’s diverse communities, as well
as in the nation and the world.
A critically important feature of
the mission of this Partnership is to construct and sustain a state-wide
framework that unites the expertise of faculty and students with the
experiences of community-based partners who are also focused on the
complexities of poverty, food insecurity, food policy and nutrition.
The Partnership in Food, Hunger and Nutrition is
based on an interdisciplinary, community-centered model that guides
the academic training, research, outreach and service-learning activities
of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from a
wide spectrum of disciplines. In concert with community agencies,
programs and concerned citizens, the FHN Partnership will work toward
developing comprehensive and meaningful solutions to food insecurity
for Rhode Island’s low-income populations, including older
adults, children, the working poor and immigrants.