The Seedling Project aids 150 low-income
clients of four local food pantries in Indiana County by providing them with the supplies to grow and produce their own food at home.
The Seedling Project is also a service-learning project for students in Melissa Swauger’s Sociology of Family course, developed to provide students with opportunities to learn about food insecurity and poverty at a local level and teach students about
how social inequality, poverty, and social policy affects families. University partners include the Sociology,
Food and Nutrition, and Anthropology departments. Community partners
include the Indiana Community Gardens, ICCAP, Zion Lutheran Church, Trinity Methodist Church,
of the Brethren, Unity Family Services, and the Chevy Chase Community Center.
The purpose of Hunger Awareness Week (April 24-28, 2017) is to raise awareness among the IUP and Indiana communities about food insecurity in the region.
Melissa Swauger at email@example.com to
participate in the events listed below.
We are in search of four- or five-gallon buckets to grow produce. Please be sure buckets did not previously hold toxic material or paint.
We need individuals to assist with seedling distributions:
The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive month to month. You must pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardening hats are on sale for a suggested donation of $5 and can be purchased in 102 McElhaney Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Help us Stuff-the-Van parked outside of the HUB, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on April 25, 26, and 27 by donating nonperishable food items and toiletries.
To make a monetary donation, make your check payable to “The Foundation
Write “ The Seedling Project ” in the memo line.
The Foundation for IUPSutton Hall Room G11011 South DriveIndiana, PA 15705