SALT Scholar Capstone Project Descriptions

Food Security

Hearts 4 Hunger
Seeking to Feed the Hungry During the Leanest Time of the Year

My capstone project was completed though a special topics course in Community Organizing.  I headed up a team of fifteen of my classmates, and we worked to build a fundraising campaign from the ground up for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.  We reached out to churches during the weeks and months before Valentine's day, asking them to 'Have A Heart for Hunger.'  Our campaign was called 'Hearts for Hunger' and we tried to communicate to Middle Tennessee churches that their donation of only $1 could provide four meals for a family in need. 

Patrick McAnally
Law, Justice & Society
May 2011
Combating urban deserts in Nashville
Building a community garden on Lipscomb’s campus
There is a growing need to start a conversation about the food we eat, where it comes from and how it impacts the global community. Food connects us to many pressing questions about the environment, labor, health, culture, the global economy and international relations. Food is also an important local issue; residents of food desert areas in Nashville lack access to healthy foods because of location, cost and education. Our vision is to redefine the word “neighbor” among Lipscomb University students by creating a community garden space that would produce food for underserved Nashville populations and offer education opportunities for both the Lipscomb and wider Nashville community. 

Grace Biggs
Law, Justice & Society
August 2010