Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of California, Davis
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kelli O'Day
Assessment Program 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?:

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

The ASUCD Pantry is a student-run, student-led organization that provides free food and other basic necessities to UC Davis students and staff who would like support in acquiring these items. The Pantry stocks fresh goods including dairy, bread, and produce, all available on a walk-in basis, as well as non-perishable goods available by pre-order. Besides food, essential items offered include body wash, diapers, toothbrushes, menstrual products, condoms, and other hygiene items. An online menu of items available by walk-in is updated hourly. The Pantry is located in the Memorial Union in room MU 154, adjacent to the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center, and is open to students and staff of all income and need levels. Opening times vary by quarter, but generally range from around 10:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays and 12:00pm to 2:00pm on weekends.

The Pantry: https://thepantry.ucdavis.edu/

The Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center hosts the Fruit & Veggie Up! program, which offers seasonal, fresh, organic produce to UC Davis students during two-hour distributions held twice a week. The Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center is located in the east wing of the Memorial Union adjacent to the ASUCD Pantry.

The Fruit & Veggie Up! program: https://aggiecompass.ucdavis.edu/news/fruit-and-veggie-up

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

The Aggie Meal Share Program provides Dining Commons swipes and meals for students in need of assistance.

Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center site for food resources available immediately, including the Aggie Meal Share Program: https://aggiecompass.ucdavis.edu/food-security#food

Our student-fee funded sustainability grant program, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), has granted funds to three projects designed to help alleviate food insecurity at UC Davis since fall of 2019. In winter of 2020, TGIF granted funds to continue the Freedge project (https://freedge.org/) by establishing two additional community fridges in the Davis community. Also in winter of 2020, the Davis Night Market received TGIF funds to help recover surplus edible food from Davis restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores in collaboration with the Food Recovery Network, and to make this surplus food available to anyone in need. Most recently, a TGIF grant in winter of 2022 provided funding for grocery expenditures at Aggie House, a transnational student housing center that provides up to 10 students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity with a place to stay and food for up to 10 weeks, or one academic quarter.

TGIF: https://tgif.ucdavis.edu/

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