Institute for Social Impact
Middle School

Seventh Grade and Food Insecurity

As part of their Social Impact theme of Food Insecurity, Seventh Grade students from Hockaday and St. Mark’s headed out to Paul Quinn College to learn about the school and We Over Me Farm this week! 
Paul Quinn College, one of the most innovative small colleges in America, is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college that was founded in 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school’s original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their offspring.  
The We Over Me farm is a converted football field on campus located in a federally-recognized food desert, and has produced and provided more than 30,000 pounds of organic produce since its inception in March 2010, and no less than 10% of this produce has been donated to neighborhood charitable organizations. The rest supports community members, the College, and restaurants and grocers throughout Dallas.
In addition to providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options for its surrounding residents, the Farm strives to improve communities throughout the metroplex by providing hands-on educational experiences for youth and adults alike to promote healthy eating, improved food access, and environmental stewardship.
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