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Food Insecurity Ideas

  • 1.  Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 4 days ago
    I am wondering if anyone is using a mobile app to alert students to food availability after campus catering events? What other creative ideas have you implemented to go beyond the pantry concept and reach students who have food insecurity both on or off campus?

    It was brought to our attention that a student at NYU has developed an app for their campus called Share Meals. It sounds like a great concept, but appears to be only for their campus community.
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  • 2.  RE: Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 4 days ago
    At University of San Diego, Auxiliary Services developed the Toreros Against Hunger program to address this. It is part of our sustainability initiatives and also helps address food insecurity. Currently we use a third party text service, but we are working with our IT department to develop messaging alerts via the university mobile app- so it would be push notifications rather than direct texts to their cels.  https://www.meetatusd.com/toreros-against-hunger


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    LORYN JOHNSON
    University of San Diego
    Marketing and Licensing Director
    SAN DIEGO CA
    United States
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  • 3.  RE: Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 3 days ago
    Mississippi State instituted "Maroon Meals" a few months ago.Here is the link to information on our website: https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2019/08/maroon-meals-notifications-available-through-mystate-app

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    Cheryl Bowen
    Mississippi State University
    Director, Student Affairs Budget & Planning
    Mississippi State MS
    United States
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  • 4.  RE: Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 3 days ago
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    Hi all - we started a GroupMe originally and have moved our process to Slack.  I have a presentation attached related to the process attached.
    We also started down the path of using the Universities app, but many of our users didn't want to have to log-in and/or they could use an alias on Slack - which was important.  The 'program' has grown from just being used in our Student Center to others on campus sharing left-over catering and it is very impactful to many students.

    If you have questions, I can connect you with my folks that created the program and are actively 'managing' it.

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    Jason Levy
    Temple University
    Director, Student Center Operations & Conferences
    Philadelphia PA
    United States
    jalevy@temple.edu
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    Free Food Presentation.pdf   1.70MB 1 version


  • 5.  RE: Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 3 days ago
    It appears that the app is available for download and that it can be used for notifying students near any location where food is available.
    https://sharemeals.org/

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    Liz Brace
    Warren Wilson College
    Director of Auxiliary Services
    Asheville NC
    United States
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  • 6.  RE: Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 7 hours ago
    Hi Kenneth,
    Regarding Share Meals, I was recently contacted by their External Partnerships Manager, Elliot Ledley. He shared (no pun) that Share Meals is all over the country now, and I'm working with him to set up a call so I can learn more about the program. His email is elliot@sharemeals.org if you'd like to reach out for more info

    I'm one of the co-founders of Free Food @ Temple, the platform hosted on Slack, that Jason Levy mentioned above. We were recently interviewed by The Philadelphia Citizen, if you'd like to learn more about our program and it's backstory: https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/temple-slack-channel-fights-campus-hunger/ ​​

    I also presented "Hangry about Hunger: Innovative Ideas to Reduce Food Insecurity on Your Campus" at ACUI's Region VII conference this past fall; I'd be happy to share more, or perhaps transition it to a NACAS webinar if there's interest. In addition to our group chat, there are about 18 other ideas which are mostly zero cost to implement.

    Best,
    Kim Celano
    kim.celano@temple.edu

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    Kim Celano
    Temple University
    Associate Director, Howard Gittis Student Center
    Philadelphia PA
    United States
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  • 7.  RE: Food Insecurity Ideas

    Posted 7 hours ago
    I would be very interested in a conversation about the ideas you presented at ACUI. 

    Liz


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