Student Parent Association for Recruitment and Retention (SPARR) Food Donations Program
Project Lead: Natali Ruiz
Sponsor: Student Parent Association for Recruitment and Retention
TGIF Grant: $11,691.2
Project Theme: Argiculture & Food Justice
Project Location: Berkeley, CA
Status: In Progress
Project Description: This project aims to combat food insecurity while promoting a zero waste policy, by implementing, via SPARR, a Food Donations program that delivers donated food items to student parents 4 times weekly at the UC Village. Since 2012, this program has revealed the astonishing amount of families struggling with food insecurity, as well as the emotional, psychological, and academic impacts this issue creates.