The UW Food Pantry has an opening for a student Fresh Food and Sustainability Intern. The focus of this position is on food gleaning/recapture from the UW Farm and on-campus dining locations for redistribution at the UW Food Pantry. This might be for you if you enjoy being outside, working with the UW Farm, and are interested in bringing your peers together to reduce food waste and help students in need.
The UW Food Pantry, "Any Hungry Husky," is hiring a student position which will work collaboratively with the leadership of the UW Food Pantry, the UW Farm, and Housing and Food Services (HFS) to develop and implement a strategy and processes to supply the Food Pantry with food grown on The Farm and remaining from Housing and Food Service locations.
How often do you sit down to a meal and think about the journey it took to arrive in front of you? Like most of us, probably not that often. In the age of take-out meals and cheap frozen dinners, it’s easy to disregard thinking about where your food comes from, where it goes, and who it affects.
As food moves from farm to table, it affects everyone in the system. From the farmers to the consumers, and everyone else along the way, issues of food justice and food sovereignty greatly impact communities all around the world.
This fall, the Campus Food Pantry is working to help address food insecurity in the UW community.
The food pantry will be open the first Tuesday of every month - starting next Tuesday, Oct. 4 - in HUB 214 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., as well as at the Ethnic Cultural Center on Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. The food pantry offers food and toiletries to any Husky looking for nutritional support. All that is needed to utilize the pantry is a Husky card.
For some UW students and even faculty choosing between eating a sufficient meal or paying for rent, books, or tuition is a daily struggle. In an effort to eliminate that choice altogether, the UW now offers an on-campus food pantry.
During its grand opening last Monday the pantry was stocked with 954 food items, including 106 cans of fish, 80 cans of beans, and 276 cans of soups and stews. The pantry served about 10 to 15 people while it was open.