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Reports and Toolkits

Student Food Access and Security Study

As part of the UC Global Food Initiative, President Napolitano funded a study of food security at all ten University of California campuses. This was the largest food security survey done of any one higher education system. This study found that 42% of students who took the survey were food insecure. This survey helped demonstrate the need to address food insecurity among UC students.

For a report on the results of this study, click here.

Swipe Out Hunger Guide

Two innovative programs led by students at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) enable students to help alleviate hunger on their campus through meal sharing. This best practice guide is a partnership of the UC GFI subcommittee on Swipes for Meals and Swipe Out Hunger, formerly known as Swipes for the Homeless.

For more information about the Swipe Out Hunger program, click here.

Facilitating Small Growers’ Ability to do Business with UC

This report drafted by the Small Growers Subcommittee of the UC Global Food Initiative highlights best practices from UC Santa Barbara and UC Merced dining services in purchasing sustainable, local produce from small growers.

For the full report, please see the toolkit here.