|Submission Date||March 30, 2018|
Rochester Institute of Technology
IN-24: Innovation A
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
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:
In collaboration with RIT Student Government, the Sustainability office, and the School of Communication, the Center for Residence Life has helped to establish and promote the RIT FoodShare program consisting of both the RIT FoodShare facebook group, facebook page, and the FoodShare Center located at 113 Riverknoll within the Apartment Area West office.
The RIT FoodShare facebook group was created on December 3,2014 and to date boasts over 1781 members. The group is open to the public but the intended audience is the RIT community. Members can request to receive post notifications. Faculty, staff or students can post within the group to notify members that there is food available somewhere on campus from a department or organizational event/activity. Posts generally include a picture of the food, quantity, location and time the food will be available.
The RIT FoodShare Center was officially opened on April 13. 2015 with an Open House for the community being held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The FoodShare Center exists to address food insecurity amongst students, faculty or staff. It is open Mon-Fri – 10am-3pm, 5-7pm, Saturdays from 10am-5pm and is staffed by Resident Advisors. Any member of the RIT community can visit the Center to donate non-perishable items, swap out items they have for those they want, and/or take items they need. Up to five items can be taken per visit to the Center, and no identifiable information is collected from users nor is proof of need required.
The Center is now expanding to offer a free professional clothing closet for students as well.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Diversity & Affordability
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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