Global Food Initiative
GFI Fellow - Class of 2015
Undergraduate Student, Biopsychology
UC Santa Barbara
UC Food Pantries Program Evaluation
This project evaluates the efficacy of the UC food pantries using a survey distributed only to students using these pantries.
The major goal of this project is to evaluate the quality of services provided by UC food pantries. It also will evaluate the severity of student hunger in the food pantry community. Hopefully, this project will result in a best practices guide for UC food pantries and policy change for other food outlets on campus. I would like to see a committee of students created at each UC that is dedicated to alleviating student hunger by addressing some of the issues highlighted by my survey.
I plan on presenting this research at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference in July.
Katie Maynard, Tuyen Nguyen and Eric R. A. N. Smith, UC Santa Barbara; and Lorrene Ritchie, UC ANR