Food Security Commission

Jocelyn Evens

Food Security Commissioner

Hi y’all! My name is Jocelyn Evens and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a 4th year Campus-wide Honors Collegium student double majoring in Criminology, Law, and, Society and Psychological Sciences. I have been an intern for the Food Security Commission for the past 2 years, and I am looking forward to be one of the commissioners this year.

The past couple of years as an intern has been more rewarding than I expected them to be. I get to help students and read their testimonies about how the actions of the commission has helped them. Being able to make an impact in others’ lives has allowed me to feel more connected to the compass, which it is easy to feel alone on such a large compass. The people that I have met in this commission are such caring and passionate individuals who have become close friends and people that I can count on. I decided to become a commissioner because I feel that my experiences have prepared me to keep making a change while leading a new group of intern.

This year, the commission will be working closer with other commissions under the Office of the President. This is a change from the past years, but I think that it is for the best that we have the opportunity to work with other commissions on basic needs. I look forward to the new faces, and maybe some returning faces, to the commission as well as working closer with other commissions.

Office Hours: Spring Quarter moved online, FB messenger/ appointment first  for Zoom conferences. 

Jasmine Quan

Food Security Commissioner

Hi! My name is Jasmine Quan and I will be serving as one of your Food Security Commissioners for the 2020 – 2021 school year. I am a 3rd year majoring in Public Health Science and am looking to pursue optometry after I graduate. In my spare time, I like to cook, drive around town to try new restaurants, and fold origami. I first became aware of the numerous resources on campus when my RA from my first year (shout out to Patty!) walked us over to the FreshHub to get some groceries and throughout the entire year, showed her “rezzies” what resources UCI had to offer to its students. I was inspired by her dedication to her residents and wanted to give back to the student body just like Patty did for us.  I stumbled upon the Food Security Commission application my second year and the rest is history!  After serving as an intern for the Food Security Commission last year, I wanted to do even more for the student body and applied to be one of the Food Security commissioners for this academic year.  I am humbled to be a part of this commission again and look forward to continuing the mission of this commission, educating students on what food insecurity is, and helping to showcase the various resources that UC Irvine has to offer to its students.

Office Hours: Spring Quarter moved online by appointment for Zoom or through FB messenger

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.