Bobbin' through the Woods
We held a Holiday Arts and Craft Fair and raised $5,300. Huge thanks to our vendors and all who came and shopped!
Rootstock Crowdfunding Campaign
We held a crowdfunding campaign during the month of October and raised $9355, surpassing our goal of $7500. Huge thanks to everyone who donated!
Lecture: “Food Insecurity on Campus and Beyond”
While Oregon was once one of the most “hungry” states in the nation, it no longer is, in no small part due to the important work of communities, advocates, and the state. But food insecurity among college students at OSU is higher than among the general public in Oregon, and concentrated among a few particular demographic groups. This presentation will discuss the newest findings of an OSU food insecurity study, situate it in the recent history food insecurity in Oregon, and highlight on-going questions about what might be uniquely challenging in addressing food insecurity among students versus the general public. We will also discuss what are the best ways that the OSU community can address these challenges.
Mark Edwards is a Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at OSU. He has researched food insecurity, poverty, inequality, and U.S. social safety net programs for the past 25 years, working closely with the Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Department of Human Services, and the Oregon Hunger Taskforce.
Watch the lecture here