Food in Sicily students experience how service changes people’s lives

Aug 02, 2022 448

Ohio University students studying abroad on the Italian island Sicily as a part of the Food in Sicily program experienced first-hand how service organizations combat some of society's biggest issues, such as: dangers posed to migrants, reintroduction to society from prison and food insecurity.

The volunteer and social activities in Food in Sicily — which ran from May 6-26 — all shared one thing in common: food. Students toured a farm that provides integration pathways for prisoners; volunteered to prepare meals at a local church kitchen; and toured ship operated by ResQ People Saving People, which saves endangered migrants as they cross the Mediterranean Sea.

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