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    Campus Food Access

    Overview

    The Wesley Center strives to serve the common good for all Hamline students. As part of this mission, we are pioneering initiatives to ensure all Hamline students have access to affordable, culturally appropriate, and nutritious foods. There is a growing number of resources on campus available to students as made possible through committed community partners, the Feed Your Brain (FYB) student group, and Campus Food Access AmeriCorps VISTA, Emma Kiley.

    Core Initiatives

    Feed your brain

    Feed Your Brain (FYB) is a student-led organization committed to advocacy and education in regards to food access and food security on Hamline's campus. They are working to create the Food Resource Center which provides resources to help students meet their basic needs in a manner that strives to uphold dignity and work towards food sovereignty.

    Contact: feedyourbrain@hamline.edu

    Hamline food resource center

    Formerly known as the "pop-up pantry," the Food Resource Center is located in the Walker Fieldhouse loading dock. There, students can find free nutritious food. No "proof of need" is required to take advantage this resource. The center is also where students can find physical information about SNAP benefits, community pantries, and other information about food resources. 

    *Food Resource Center hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11AM–1PM and 4–6PM, and will always be staffed by volunteers or staff.

    Contact: foodaccess@hamline.edu

    research

    Three years ago, Feed Your Brain launched the Food Access Survey, an examination of rates of food insecurity among undergraduate students at Hamline. The 2017 survey found that the the groups with the highest rate of food insecurity are: low-income students, Pell eligible students, students of color, Muslim students, students who identify as trans or non-binary, and students who identify as having a disability or chronic illness.

    Working off of the findings of the 2017 Food Access Survey, there is a collaborative, interdisciplinary class conglomerate that includes professors and courses in the fields of environmental studies, public health, digital media arts, and professional writing. Together, this group is working with three community partners, including Feed Your Brain, to facilitate focus groups on campus and to create deliverables to give back to these partners. 

    For more information on the Food Access Survey, contact: foodaccess@hamline.edu

    For more information about the interdisciplinary research group, contact: Professor Susi Keefe at skeefe03@hamline.edu

     

  • Resources for students

    Student Resources

    A list of food security resources for Hamline students

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    Feed Your Brain

    Learn more about this student organization and their work around food access on campus

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    Community Partners

    Organizations outside of Hamline that make food access initiatives possible on campus