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. World Food Day is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-round action to alleviate hunger. It is observed each October 16 in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. Seton Hill University’s celebration of World Food Day will include a panel on the World Hunger Crisis Friday, October 20 and a campus-wide food drive from Friday, October 20 - Saturday October 28. All events are free and open to the public.

The World Hunger Crisis panel discussion will be held on Friday, October 20 in Lynch Hall Auditorium on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus from 10 a.m. – noon. Panelists and topics include Dr. Jamie Fornsaglio, Seton Hill assistant professor of biology, Biological Perspective and Catholic Social Justice Issues; Marlene Kozak, executive director of the Westmoreland County Food Bank; Dr. Alicia Costa, S.S.F, Seton Hill assistant professor of education, New Orleans Perspective and Concerns; Dr. Janice Sandrick, Seton Hill associate professor of dietetics and director of coordinated program in nutrition/dietetics, Nutritional Concerns; Catherine Giunta, Seton Hill assistant professor of business, Business Human Resource Issues and Social Responsibility.

In conjunction with World Food Day, the Seton Hill Business Program is sponsoring a university-wide food drive; the proceeds of which will be distributed to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. The food drive will run from Friday, October 20 - Saturday October 28. Collection Boxes will be located near main entrances throughout campus. Seton Hill donated 257 lbs. of food in 2005 and hopes to match or exceed that amount in 2006. Food donations from the community are welcome.

The 2006 international World Food Day teleconference titled “Power Of The People: Bottom Up Solutions To Hunger” will soon be available for viewing at Seton Hill’s Reeves Memorial Library.