Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date March 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Baylor University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Baylor Free Food Events

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

As one approach to addressing campus hunger at Baylor University the Food Insecurity Working Group have developed two periodic events: the Mobile Food Pantry and the Free Farmer's Market.

The Baylor Mobile Food Pantry: a collaboration with 7th & James Baptist Church, Family of Faith Worship Center, and many Baylor offices and departments. This event bring a truck of free fresh fruits and veggies to Baylor students in the 7th & James parking lot once or twice a month.

This event, held on Fountain Mall by Moody Library, featured:

Free fresh fruits a veggies
Free bags from the Baylor Bookstore
Free yoga (11am & 2pm…though rained out)
Free information about nutrition and meal planning
This event was made possible by donations procured by Pastor Reuben Andrade and the Family of Faith Worship Center, who brought over 46,000 lbs of food (fruits, veggies, breads, water, and other foodstuffs). The support of the Baylor School of Education, Aramark, Baylor Wellness Department, Baylor Graduate School, Baylor Career and Professional Development Center, Baylor Office of Civic Engagement, Baylor Office of Student Life, and many others was essential for the success of this event – thank you!! Despite the rain, in all, nearly 1,500 students took home a total of over 40,000 lbs of food! Watch this website for announcements of 2017 BFFM dates!

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Wellbeing & Work

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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