Committee of 19
The Committee of 19 is the student organization leading the War on Hunger on our campus. Its name was derived from the daily cost of feeding a hungry school child in the developing world -- formerly 19 cents, but has now increased to 25 cents per day. Every school and college is represented as well as many student organizations such as the University Program Council, the Student Government Association, the Black Student Union, and the International Student Organization. The Committee of 19 focuses on creating awareness about hunger and hunger-related issues by organizing creative and unique events, such as a 60-mile march from campus to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery. The Committee is also actively involved in fighting hunger locally by volunteering weekly at food pantries and collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank. If you are interested in getting involved contact your college or organization's representative today!