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Dear Students,

We would like to share with you information about the 2016 California Higher Education Food Summit (CHEFS). Members from our campus have been hard at work to plan this gathering in January.

Both the registration and call for workshops are now live at  Please consider sharing your incredible knowledge and work and forward this on to anyone who is interested. We look forward to seeing you at this powerful convergence with so many of us doing critical work around food security, justice, and equity.

Save the Date!
California Higher Education Food Summit
Friday, January 22nd – Sunday, January 24th
UC Irvine Campus – Student Center

What is the Purpose of CHEFS?

Student food insecurity has been a growing concern on college campuses and a sign of broader equity issues at play. In the state of California, the high cost of living and the rise in college tuition and fees have made student access to affordable and healthy food a social justice issue.

In January 2015, the UC Global Food Initiative’s Food Access and Security Subcommittee campus leaders hosted the First Annual California Higher Education Food Summit at the University of California, Santa Barbara to bridge the conversation of food access, equity, and justice among community members, students, staff, and faculty across California’s higher education systems. The University of California, Irvine will be hosting the 2nd annual CHEFS to advance statewide food access, security, and equity efforts while “Uniting Communities Through Food Justice.” We hope to accomplish our goals through awareness, understanding, and action.

For questions and concerns, feel free to contact us at under the “contact us” tab.

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you there!

Alexander Fung
Administrative Affairs Vice President
Associated Students, University of California, Irvine
G225 Student Center