Category: Pantries

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

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

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

Campus Kitchens Startup Grant Opportunities!

If hunger and food waste are issues in your community and you want to make an impact on both the community need and the waste on campus, consider starting a Campus Kitchen chapter at your school. Campus Kitchen students rescue food that would have gone to waste from their on-campus dining hall cafeterias and use that food to prepare and serve balanced nutritious meals food insecure residents in their communities.

The Campus Kitchens Project is currently offering $5,000 startup grants to schools that are interested in working with older adult (50+) populations in their community. To begin the application process, visit the grants page or reach out directly to Matt Schnarr at mschnarr@campuskitchens.orgPlease visit the grant info page to learn more about this grant competition timeline and guidelines. Schools that qualify will then submit a short video explaining the need in their community and how a Campus Kitchen will meet that need. Selected finalists will compete in a week long voting competition, where at the end of the week, the 3 school’s videos with the highest number of votes will each receive $5,000 to plan and launch their Campus Kitchen!

Originally published by Sonal Chauhan January 15, 2016