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Food Security & Basic Needs Taskforce

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The Food Security & Basic Needs Taskforce is the steering committee which oversees campus efforts to reduce food and housing insecurity among UCSB students and increase access to basic needs more broadly.  In this capacity, the taskforce works to increase communication and collaboration between campus departments and divisions, services, student organizations, and off-campus partners in addressing basic needs.  This taskforce is an advisory body to the Chancellor and the Office of Budget and Planning on issues of basic needs and rapid rehousing.  Areas of advice include future visioning and prioritization on basic needs, identifying emerging needs as they arise, best practices in addressing basic needs, opportunities to expand key programs such as CalFresh, and stakeholder consultation.  The taskforce provides oversight for the state basic needs and rapid rehousing funds allocated to UCSB.  This group is also responsible for tracking metrics on the success of food security and basic needs efforts and providing reports as needed to the legislature.

Contact for the Food Security Taskforce:

Rebecca Segundo
Basic Needs and Rapid Rehousing Manager
rplotkin@ucsb.edu

Members:

  • Mike Miller, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services; Chair of the Food Security Taskforce and Basic Needs Taskforce
  • Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Michael McGrogan, Budget Director, Office of Budget and Planning
  • Saúl Quiroz, Director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Sharleen O'Brien, Director Health and Wellness
  • Daniel Chavez, Food Bank Coordinator, Associated Students Food Bank
  • Danielle Sinclair, Dietician, Purchasing and Systems Manager, Residential Dining Services
  • Diane Fujino, Professor, Asian American Studies; Director, the Center for Black Studies Research
  • Kathy Baylis, Professor, Department of Geography
  • Shereen El-Refai, Undergraduate Student at Large, Student Coordinator, Associated Students Food Bank
  • Anusikha Halder, Undergraduate Student at Large
  • Casey Jones, Graduate Student at Large
  • Gokh Amin Alshaif, Graduate Student at Large


Staff:

  • Katie Maynard, Sustainability Coordinator, UCSB Sustainability
  • Rebecca Segundo, Basic Needs and Rapid Rehousing Manager, Enrollment Services