Center for Community Engagement

Sustainable Economic and Grassroots Models Tackle Issues of Hunger and Healthy Food Access

These models of best practice result in a waste yard turning into an organic garden, the recovery and redistribution of edible food to people in need, the reduction of food insecurity among students and community members, and the enhancement of healthier communities.

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tackling issues of hunger and food access:
CSU Chico
CSU Chico

CSU Chico is tackling food insecurity with an innovative collaboration between students and faculty, in which The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) CalFresh Outreach program draws social work, health science, and nutrition and food science students to help reduce food insecurity among both students and community members.

CSU Fresno
CSU Fresno

The Food Recovery Network (FRN) was created in 2013 to address extreme food insecurity in the Central Valley by recovering surplus edible food and distributing it to people in need.

CSU Fullerton
CSU Fullerton

Learning about sustainable, healthy food choices is the goal of the Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) launched in 2009.

CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Monterey Bay faculty and students worked cooperatively with homeless residents and social-service organizations in a former dumping ground turned organic garden.