Walmart recently awarded the EAST Initiative, an education non-profit organization, with a $36,700 grant to fight hunger through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The sophistication of the projects allows students to engage in a social issue to solve real world problems. Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) classrooms challenge students to "see a problem, find a solution," and students identified hunger as a serious issue to address.

EAST students actively collaborate with community partners to identify gaps in resources.