Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.85
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

Texas A&M University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ben Kalscheur
Sustainability Assistant Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The 12th Can is a 501(c)(3) non-profit student organization dedicated to eliminating food insecurity at Texas A&M University.

Our students operate an on-campus food pantry from start to finish. From food orders to product donations to food drives to pantry openings, we do it all. Our members are diverse, coming from a variety of backgrounds, but we are unified in the spirit of service.
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The pantry process is based on a client choice model, where we replicate a shopping experience for our clients. We feel that food insecurity is a humbling problem, and we want to serve our recipients with the highest level of comfort possible.

A partnership with TAMU Urban Farms United (TUFU) enables the pantry to provide hyper local fresh food grown on campus at an aeroponic tower farm.


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The university provides building space and helps with other infrastructure needs.

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