Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.31
Liaison Natalie Walker
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pennsylvania
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Natalie Walker
Sustainability Manager
Penn 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 First Generation, Low Income (FGLI) fund provides free food to low income students. The food pantry is stocked with canned soups, uncooked pasta and sauce, rice, cereals and oatmeal, granola bars, and more. Low-income students can pick up goods in the GIC’s kitchen on its first floor, which is also open for all students’ use.

The Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative sources sustainable, fresh produce from the Penn Park Farm that is sent to the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI), a program within the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. AUNI will then use this produce in their Good Food Bag program that provides affordable, chemical free, bags of produce to low income, first generation students at Penn through a partnership with the Greenfield Intercultural Center.


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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https://home.vpul.upenn.edu/fgli_books/

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