Three years ago, Bill Grigsby, an associate professor of sociology at Eastern Oregon University, developed a calendar project to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in the community.
The calendar is tailored for local K-12 schools and is part of a broader service-learning program called Haven
Anthropology and sociology students and faculty at EOU
"Our goals with the calendar are to help children think about hunger and household food insecurity to raise awareness more broadly in the community, and to strengthen local networks for problem solving," Grigsby
Students in Grigsby's
social welfare practices class develop lesson plans around hunger and work with area teachers to help students creatively express their ideas on paper.
The most inspiring artwork is included in the calendars, which are sold to sustain the project.
"The community is part of our curriculum," Grigsby
"By working with the public, students learn the nature and scope of the program and develop management skills and the ability to organize community projects of their own after they leave Eastern."
With each year since the calendar's inception, Grigsby
said more area teachers are viewing the calendar as part of their curriculum.
Copies are available for $10 at Sunflower Books or by calling Grigsby at 962-3591.