Food Security Commission

Justine Villanueva

Food Security Commissioner

Hey y’all! My name is Justine Villanueva and, I will be one of the commissioners for Food Security for the 2019-2020 school year! I am a 5th year Psychology major and Medical Anthropology minor. I transferred from City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to UCI in Fall 2018. Last year I was an intern for the Food Security Commission and I am excited to continue on the amazing work that the commission does to help bring awareness about food security. We all have insecurities but food shouldn’t be one of them.

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10am-11am in ASUCI Suite

Aylene Sicairos

Food Security Commissioner

Hello hello! My name is Aylene Sicairos and I am one of the Food Security commissioners for 2019-2020.  I am a fourth year double-majoring in Psychology and Education Sciences. I have been a part of ASUCI’s Food Security Commission for two years as an intern, and I am incredibly excited to end my last year being one of the commissioners and hopefully make an impact. I am hopeful that this year will be amazing and full of energy to tackle food insecurity on our campus.

Office Hours: Office Hours: Mondays 3pm-4pm in ASUCI Suite

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 two campaigns: Zot Out Hunger and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW). 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 which is an ever expanding issue that is hidden in plain sight. 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.