The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project was the brainchild of Werner Erhard, the founder of est. I did the training in 1980 and 1983 I was still enrolled in weekly seminars, and I was a popular fixture around the Vancouver est community. The Hunger Project was launched in 1977 in California. The premise was that we needed a new context about hunger.
At the time it was not about food per say, it was about an educational technology that would eliminate and eradicate world hunger by 1997. It was about creating a new dialogue about hunger. It was about -- whatever.
At any rate, sometimes people from around the est center would invite me to come out and do enrollment. We had cards people could sign. They could donate money, but we didn't stress the money part.
I would go out sometimes. I was usually too busy training, but I did like to come out and play sometimes. I had a lot of energy. People liked being around me. I was ver