Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Taylor McHolm
Prog. Dir Student Sustainbility CTR
Student Life
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Feed the Flock - Food Security at the University of Oregon

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 an effort to support the continued sustainability of our students, the University of Oregon has created Feed the Flock, a multi-pronged effort to combat student food insecurity on campus. The initiative is overseen by the Food Security Task Force, comprised of students, faculty and staff, and co-chaired by the Program Director of the Student Sustainability Center and the Dean of Students. The programs connect sustainability to basic needs. For example, Leftover Textover is a program that simultaneously eliminates food waste from excess catering and gives students free food on campus. When a catered event has leftover food, an event organizer can send a text message to enrolled students that alerts them to the location of the food. Other programs include free farmer's markets that connect students to local food systems, SNAP enrollment events and cooking classes that feature fresh, local foods.

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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