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2019 Shortlisted Films

2019 Participating Schools

Institution / Organization

  1. Walsh University / Food Design Institute

  2. Auburn University / UFWH

  3. Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences / Office of International Programs

  4. School of Liberal Arts & Food Studies/ Culinary Institute of America

  5. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College / Office of Sustainability

  6. New York University / Liberal Studies

  7. NC State University / Feed the Pack

  8. Saint Joseph's College / Saint Joseph's College

  9. Oregon State University / Food Hero Social Marketing Campaign

  10. University of Missouri / Food Science

  11. Washington County Community College      

  12. Utah State University / USU Hunger Solutions Institute

  13. Fort Hays State University / The Global Leadership Project

  14. University of California Davis / Food Recovery Network

  15. Missouri Southern State University / Lion co-op

  16. Emporia State University / Emporia at the Table: (EAT Initative)

  17. Montana State University / Enactus (Social Impact) and International Business Club

  18. John Hopkins University / Real Food @ Hopkins

  19. University of Tennessee, Knoxville / Center for Global Engagement

  20. University of MIskolc / Hungarian "Universities Fighting World Hunger"

  21. University of Kentucky / Universities Fighting World Hunger at the University of Kentucky

  22. Central Michigan University / CMU Student Food Pantry

  23. Yale University / Yale Student Environmental Coalition

  24. Penn State / The Student Farm at Penn State

  25. Dartmouth College / Growing Change

  26. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / UWM Union Cinema

  27. University of Missouri / CAFNR International Programs

  28. Rutgers University - New Brunswick / Pencils of Promise at Rutgers

  29. University of Tennessee, Knoxville / Office of Sustainability

  30. Penn State University / Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter

  31. Delaware State University / DSU UFWH

  32. University of Southern Maine / Food Studies Program




Food is a basic human right. Food production and consumption effects on the environment are our responsibility. We are taking a critical look at the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality and waste globally and in the US.

Globally, people living in poverty in developing countries often spend 60-80% of their income on food. Americans spend less than 10%. Over 1 billion people suffer from starvation and undernourishment worldwide and approximately 1,6 billion people from overeating and obesity. Conflict is a major driver of hunger - 489 million of 815 million undernourished people and 122 million of 155 million stunted children live in countries affected by conflict.

In America, In 2015, one in seven Americans experienced food insecurity; up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten every year; and because of the obesity rate, the current generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. In one of the world’s most developed countries, such food issues should not exist. Through the FOH Film Festival we called upon filmmakers to explore solutions and shed light on this hidden reality.


The Faces of Hunger (FOH) KIT is a digital film screening package for college students to get informed and take action about food issues.

The FOH KIT contains:

  • tools to help promote FOH in your school

  • literature on food issues

  • this year’s film collection

Palms for Life will work with Universities Fighting World Hunger to reach, inspire, and motivate young people, our future leaders in change.


It’ll take about 1 minute to register your school organization to have access to the FOH Screening KIT:



We want to see your point of view on the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality and waste globally and in the US. Films can be in the documentarynarrative  or  animation  category and up to 40 min in length. Submit via FilmFreeway.