Club members raise awareness, money to help the hungry

The World Against Hunger club started this past September in an effort to raise money and awareness about world hunger.

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The World Against Hunger club started this past September in an effort to raise money and awareness about world hunger.

Sophomore Vivian Pisani started the World Against Hunger club to raise money and awareness for the hungry.

Due to the unexpected circumstances that are occurring this school year, the club is unable to meet and recruit new members in person. However, Pisani created a Google form link on Instagram for members to join. “It was convenient because it was easy to find and extremely quick to fill out,” sophomore Mandy Schoen said.

I realized that there were not any clubs that prevented hunger, and I knew that this club needed to be made.”

— Vivian Pisani

Pisani started the club because she wants to find a way to give back to her community that has given her so much. To come up with the idea for the club, Pisani researched ways to help around the area, and found out that hunger was an increasing problem. Pisani knew that she had to try to contain the growing issue and spread awareness about this topic. She feels that if she was in these people’s situations, she would want somebody to help her “I realized that there were not any clubs that prevented hunger, and I knew that this club needed to be made,” Pisani said.

Currently the club does not have any established upcoming meeting times. Pisani hopes to start monthly meetings soon, and begin to start club activities. The club had a meeting that took place during the club festival and was able to gain a few members. “Throughout my life I have seen hungry people in a significant amount of places, and I always feel like I can help. That is why I knew I had to join this club,” Schoen said.

The World Against Hunger club can help families who have been furloughed or terminated from their jobs due to the pandemic. “My parents have talked about people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, and are struggling to make ends meet. I know this club can make a difference and I want to help,” sophomore Sasha Sampaio said.

The club’s sponsor is new Spanish teacher Tamara Hounshell. The club does not have any other officers besides Pisani. The club currently has 12 members, but is open for anyone to join.