Food Security Commission

Kaitlyn Sapida

Food Security Commissioner

Hi everyone! My name is Kaitlyn Sapida and I am a second year biological sciences major. In my free time, I love going to the beach and playing with my dog, Poochipoo. Last year, I was a Food Security intern and I decided to become the commissioner for it this year because I was able to see our impact on campus! I am so excited to see our ideas about food security implemented on campus and also to work alongside my assistant commissioner.

Office Hours: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm in the ASUCI Office

Christine Nguyen

Food Security Asst. Commissioner

Hi! My name is Christine Nguyen and I am a fourth year Public Health Science major and PSB minor. I am excited to work alongside Kaitlyn as assistant comissioner in educating and impacting the campus community on food insecurity! Food insecurity is a topic that is very personal to me since I volunteer/mentor at Thorman Elementary School, where many students don’t have the luxary of eating more than one meal a day. I am thrilled to be serving on the comission this year and I can’t wait to see the lasting impact we make on campus.

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm in the ASUCI Office

Food Security is a commission under the Office of the Internal Vice President. It is composed of driven, like-minded individuals, all working together to end hunger on campus. This year, the commission is focusing on campaigns: Zot Out Hunger and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW), as well as officially launching the mobile app, Swipe Me. Zot Out Hunger is a campaign that focuses on eradicating food insecurity on campus through collecting donations of guest swipes and redistributing them to students in need; moreover, the campaign collects community donations, which further gives students in need the ability to access the dining commons. HHAW is a week long event geared towards mobilizing the community through educating the public on food insecurity in our locality and how we can change it through thought provoking events and artistic portrayals.

Our vision is to inform the UCI campus about food insecurity. We want the campus to know how it impacts the school and what they can do to help alleviate food insecurity issues. We also want to find short and long term strategies on how to make others aware of food insecurity, while also helping those who are food insecure.

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