FCSJ 406/506. Food Projects

Students in Food in Culture and Social Justice complete at least one credit of experiential and service learning, by volunteering with food-related organizations. Additional credits are permitted, with one credit equaling thirty hours of work. Students often find volunteer opportunities on their own, but the FCSJ Program Coordinator can also provide suggestions.

Here are some examples from previous students.

  • Assisting with the building and maintenance of community gardens

  • Volunteering with food pantries, meal sites, or Meals on Wheels

  • Helping out in a school kitchen or garden program

  • Volunteering and developing marketing materials for a local foods business

  • Participating in planning and hosting of a fundraising dinner

  • Reviewing purchasing records to inform more intentional institutional food purchasing practices

  • Assisting with food cart fundraiser

  • Leading cooking demonstrations

  • Developing a food justice focused proposal for a vegan campus dining concept

  • Creating a local fresh food buying guide to assist low-income shoppers

  • Hosting tasting tables a schools and community events

  • Creating social media content to promote SNAP match at farmers’ markets

  • Surveying of campus food resources

  • Contributing to the development of a campus food map

  • Coordinating an annual Earth Day celebration

  • Providing food-related learning-activities for a summer camp

  • Survey barriers to restaurants sourcing more food locally

  • Grant writing