Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Thomas Kovacs
Professor
Geography and Geology
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:
Yes

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

Swoops: Swoop's Student Food Pantry is a campus-based organization that is run by a leadership board consisting of EMU faculty, staff, students and alumni volunteers. Haley Moraniec, a social work alum, recognized the need on campus and took the initiative to research both the issues and what other universities had accomplished. She then wrote a proposal and developed the food pantry. Its mission is to provide EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively affect well-being and college success. Its goals are to:

a) Create a sustainable resource for students to temporarily help meet food needs of students on campus.

b) To meet emergency, non-food needs of students.
Distribute food discreetly in easily accessible and safe environments on-campus.
To provide students with resources to assist them in accessing services in the area.

c) To involve community partners to assure the sustainability of the pantry.


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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