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Distributed April 19, 1996
Contact: Tracie Sweeney

Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards

Youngsters will exhibit their schools' award-winning hunger projects

As a prelude to this year's Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards ceremony Thursday, April 25, students will present exhibitions detailing projects their R.I. schools undertook to help combat hunger. These 21 projects, conducted by schools that are members of the Feinstein World Youth Hunger Brigade, have been selected for cash awards of up to $2,000.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island students whose schools took part in award-winning projects against hunger will be on the Brown University campus Thursday, April 25, to present exhibitions about their efforts.

The event, which is a prelude to this year's Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards ceremony, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Andrews Dining Hall, off Meeting Street on the Pembroke campus of Brown University.

The ceremony for the World Hunger Awards follows at 8 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The award ceremony is free and open to the public.

The students' projects stemmed from their participation in the Youth World Hunger Brigade, sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation. Participating schools frequently use a middle-school curriculum, developed by the World Hunger Program at Brown University and distributed nationwide, called "World Hunger Awareness, Affinity, Action."

The following schools were selected by the Youth World Hunger Brigade to receive cash awards for their hunger-related projects:

The World Hunger Awards

The recipients of this year's Hunger Awards are Gram Vikas, which works in India's poorest villages; José Elías Sánchez, who teaches rural farmers in Central America; and Dr. Cutberto Garza, a nutritionist at Cornell University.

The Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program

Brown University's Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program, which sponsors the awards and a concurrent Hunger Briefing and Exchange, was established to address the long-term persistence of hunger in a world of plenty through research, the development of unique resources, and public recognition by the annual awards. It is named for its founder and primary benefactor, a Cranston, R.I., businessman and philanthropist.