How can a program like the Perpetual Food Pledge challenge, launched by Antioch University New England’s Net Impact chapter, fit into a larger corporate strategy? asks Polly Chandler, chair of AUNE’s Department of Management, in a March 5 essay published by Triple Pundit website.
She describes the efforts of large corporations C&S Wholesale Grocers, Wal-Mart and the Yum Brand to shrink America’s hunger problem. Then she asks whether a small university like AUNE should be trying to address hunger, or should instead remain stay focused on educational philanthropy.
“The students are making a difference in addressing food insecurity and finding tremendous interest and support in the pledgeâ€¦ But is this model sustainable? Is it strategic? Is it really getting at the root causes of hunger? ” she asks.
Read Chandler’s essay, A Laser Focus on Hunger.