Food Justice Week

2nd Annual Food Justice Week

Food Justice Week at SU is a week dedicated to exploring the complex relationship between food and justice. Join us this year for interactive, educational, and thought-provoking events that center on issues of college food security, sustainability, resource sharing, and food systems.   

Sunday, October 24, 2021 -- National Food Day 

We kick off the week with National Food Day! A day to look at the food policies that affect access, nutrition, and sourcing of food in the U.S. Take time today to think about where the food your eating comes from, all the hands that got it to your table, and the ways food impacts community.  

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 11:00am- 12:15 pm -- Food Justice Panel & Food Pantry Cook-Off!  

C-Street, Second Floor of the Student Center 

Ever wonder what a chef would create from the food in the SU Pantry? Join Guest Chef Jet Tila, OMA, and Redhawk Dining for a Food Justice Panel and Food Pantry Cook-Off!  Four Redhawk Dining Chefs will create a meal using ingredients found in our SU Pantry and the panel + audience participants will judge the food and answer questions about how they see food justice in their work, lives, and community! 

Panelists include, Chef Jet Tila, VP of Student Development, Alvin Sturdivant, Ivy the VP of Chartwells, Karina Saunders, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and a special student guest.  

Following the event hangout and chat with Chef Jet! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 4:00pm- 5:30 pm -- Community Meal @ the SU Food Pantry

OMA Living Room (PAVL 180)

Come get food at the pantry and stay for a meal! We’re serving a simple dinner of soup and bread and we hope you’ll join for conversation. We’ll also be offering a chance to sign-up for SNAP, learn about Basic Food Washington, share pantry resources (like favorite recipes!), chat about budgeting, and share tips for prepping meals.  

Thursday, October 28, 2021 -- "Pantry Cook-Off" Winning Meal at Cherry St. Market

The winning dish from the Pantry Cook-Off will be served on campus during lunch time. Recipe cards will also be available for you to take home!  

Friday, October 29, 2021 from 12pm-1pm -- Let's Get to Work! Food Justice Advocacy at SU

"The Convergence Zone" in SINE (floor 1)

What can we do to make Food Justice a priority at SU? How might we take action to ensure our campus is food secure, sustainable, and caring for others? We want to hear from YOU! Bring “food for thought” to an informal conversation with students and SU community members, including Yolanda Cieters (Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability) and Karina Saunders (Office of Multicultural Affairs). Bring your lunch or grab something at the new plant-based cafe! Looking forward to a conversation about what we've done, where we are, and what we can imagine at SU


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Throughout the week follow along on the OMA IG and the OMA Website for local resources, Education about food security on college campuses and conversation about how we define Food Justice!