Seton Hill University's Business Program, through its Human Resource Management course and its Society for Human Resource Management student chapter, is sponsoring a World Food Day Program on Friday, October 14 that is free and open to the public.

World Food Day events at Seton Hill on October 14:

From 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., in Lynch Auditorium, there will be an interdisciplinary panel discussion of issues surrounding the World Hunger Crisis. Panelists will be: Dr. Janice Sandrick and Hope Scott-Nutrition issues; Dr. Jamie Fornsaglio- Genetic Factors; Glenn R. Cavanaugh, Agency Relations Director-Westmoreland County Food Bank, Inc.; and Catherine Giunta- Businesses' Social Responsibility.

From noon - 1 p.m., in Maura Hall Room 332 (Seton Hill's Distance Learning Center) Seton Hill will host the 22nd annual World Food Day worldwide satellite teleconference, “Reflections on Fighting Hunger: Roads Not Taken, Goals Not Met, and the Journey Ahead.” The broadcast will feature Frances Moore Lappe, author of more than a dozen books and co-founder of two national organizations. Cameo appearances in the teleconference will include Ambassador Tony Hall, U.S. Ambassador to the food agencies, Rome, Italy; and Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

From 2 - 3 p.m. in Maura Hall Room 332 (Seton Hill's Distance Learning Center) a special documentary, “Silent Killer,” will be shown, followed by a down-linked question and answer period.

In support of World Food Day the Seton Hill Business Program is also sponsoring a food drive with the proceeds to go to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Canned or packaged food can be donated in special bins around campus, or delivered to any of the World Food Day event locations.

2005 is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. Patricia Young, National Coordinator for World Food Day observed, "For many years food for all was dismissed as Utopian. But times are changing… Concerned citizens on all sides of the issue are beginning to take a new look at the issue." Despite great agricultural and economic progress made in post-World War II period, more than 800 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished and lead stunted lives, many of them children.