Author: Danae Lopez

New from CUFBA – monthly toolkits!

We are working to adjust our offerings to include information about capacity-building, sustainability, and growth for our members who are already in operation. We know that while starting a campus pantry is hard, it is even harder to set that pantry up for ongoing success. Our goal is to put out new toolkits each month with best practices, ideas from members, and game plans for successful operations.

These will be included in the CUFBA newsletter, as well as posted on the Resources page. Here is a sample of what we are working on: the Food and Fund Raising Toolkit.

Yes, we know that’s technically a mis-spelling, but come on, we are trying to be fun and catchy ;)

Originally published by Clare Cady May 18, 2016

A New Addition to the CUFBA Resouces Tab

Check out the Resources Tab for a link to a resource guide for homeless and low income students from the website Money Geek.  There are some great tools and links in the guide that might be of use to your students.  The resource guide is authored by Sara Goldrick-Rab (Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Founding Director at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab) and Cyekeia Lee (Director of Higher Education Initiatives with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)) and is full of helpful info – so please check it out!

Here’s the link (also available on the Resources Tab): Navigating College: The Resource Guide for Homeless and Low Income Students

Originally published by Nate-Smith Tyge May 4, 2016

California State University System Initiates Addressing Food Insecurity On All 23 Campuses!

With 24% of students in the CSU system  identify as going hungry based on a recent report, more than half of the 23 campuses in the system still need sources on campus to address student food insecurity. Resources like the CalFresh enrollment program and food pantry at Chico State are highlighted as current best practices in the CSU system. Upper level administrators have convened to ensure implementation of such practices spread across the CSU system. Full article: http://theorion.com/55011/news/chico-state-takes-the-lead-in-combating-student-hunger/

Originally published by Sonal Chauhan April 8, 2016

Eating Matters: Episode 46, Campus Hunger

Host Jenna Liut is talking about campus hunger.  Although not typically associated with institutes of higher education, evidence suggests that food insecurity among US college students is rising, especially in light of increased enrollment rates and the evolving demographics among students. Just how prevalent is food insecurity on college campuses?  What are some viable long and short term solutions to address this issue?  Joining the show today to discuss these questions and more are three experts on the subject: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at University of Wisconsin Madison and author of the report “Hungry to Learn” which analyzed food insecurity among community college students across the country; Nate Smith-Tyge, a PhD student at Michigan State University (MSU) and longtime Director of the MSU Student Food Bank;  and Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research and Public Affairs at the Food Bank for NYC.

http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/campus-hunger/

Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge March 11, 2016

Toledo Blade: UT Pantry Reopens for Students

News from the CUFBA member pantry at the University of Toledo.  Congrats and continued success to the Rockets as they help fight student food insecurity on their campus.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2016/02/15/UT-pantry-reopens-for-students.html

Let us know if you have news stories or updates on your pantry to share with the CUFBA community!  cufbanational@gmail.com

Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge February 16, 2016