Senators Sabyne Pierre ‘20 and Carolina Almonte ‘20 represented Student Assembly in a meeting this Wednesday in order to discuss the need for a campus-wide food pantry system to curb the growing problem of food insecurity on campus. All organizations recognize that some students’ needs are especially not med during interim periods. Typically, meals are served by local restaurants or students on financial aid are supplemented with bags of groceries. In addition, some meals are hosted by the house communities. DDS locations are not open during interims.
Currently, Student Assembly is partnering with the Sustainability Office to brainstorm how a food pantry system would look, and these conversations will be carried out into Fall 2018.