North Fresno Rotary Joins to Support Fresno State Student Cupboard
On Thursday, March 29, 2018, North Fresno Rotarians joined together to support Fresno State’s Student Food Cupboard and Pantry.
FOOD SECURITY PROJECT
The Fresno State Food Security Project is a multi-initiative program to support students who may be experiencing food insecurity or other challenges that might inhibit their academic success at Fresno State. The initiatives were created to reach out to students in varying levels of food insecurity, as well as provide students with resources available to them both on and off campus.
The Food Security Project aims to provide current Fresno State students with food and other basic needs in an effort to empower our students to succeed academically.
The Food Security Project was created in August 2014, and officially launched in November 2014, to find ways to support our current Fresno State students experiencing food insecurity or other challenges. Fresno State Public Health faculty member, Alida Espinoza, conducted research through her masters thesis about food insecurity at Fresno State. From her research, approximately 31% of students she surveyed were experiencing food insecurity at Fresno State. A Food Security Advisory Board was created on campus to discuss ways to support our students. The Advisory Board, which is made up of students, faculty, staff and administrators, created the mult-initiative program that would support students experiencing all levels of food insecurity and other challenges such as housing displacement, catastrophic events, etc.
The Food Security Project is one of many programs in the CSU system that provides basic needs for current students. More information about the CSU Basic Needs can be found on their website.
Double the impact on student success!
For the past two years, your support has made March Match Up a success! Thank you.
In fact, your donation became the very fuel that helped our students learn. The Student Cupboard at Fresno State provides food and hygiene items for students in need.
More than 3,200 students visit the Student Cupboard each month.
Fresno State students are working hard to excel in the classroom and their futures are very bright. However, food insecurity is a growing issue on college campuses and 43.7% of Fresno State students surveyed* experience food insecurity. Imagine not knowing where you next meal is coming from... this critical need makes it difficult for students to focus on their academic goals.
Right now, you can make a difference that will have double the impact on student success.
Your gift to the Student Cupboard will be doubled during the month of March. This project is supported by Moss Adams LLP, who has committed to match your gift, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000!
Fresno State March Match Up is a team sport where every donation counts and every slam-dunk helps! Join us in ending hunger on campus. Together, let's do this!