Our 11 Campus Hunger Project Cohort members have begun their advocacy work on campus by creating a Campus Resource Guide. This collection of resources helps provide students experiencing food insecurity with all-inclusive information on where they can obtain free or cheap food on and off campus.
In addition to creating the resource guides, Cohort members are meeting with offices of student affairs, financial aid, and campus dining to work on expanding basic needs resources on campus together, such as planning to create meal plan donation programs for unused meal plan dollars. Jordan Marcus, a Cohort member from the University of Michigan, describes the importance of his work: “Raising awareness entails getting an issue on peoples’ minds and consciousnesses to evoke passion and care in regard to the targeted issue. Advocacy takes that desire into action in a detailed and thorough approach to tackling the issue at hand.”