March 16th - 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Falcon Food Pantry -the ways in which challenges around food security are being addressed
An update on Ohio Community+Agriculture+Nutrition (Ohio CAN) program
Join us in-person or virtually for the Agribusiness Forum!
Since opening its doors in February 2022 the Falcon Food Pantry has served more than 150 students per week, including more than 700 in November. A common misconception about food insecurity is that it does not impact college students. In fact, a recent research study at BGSU confirmed 42 percent of students experience food insecurity.
More than a food pantry, this initiative provides nutrition education sessions, wrap-around referral support services, internship opportunities for nutrition and public administration students, oversight of the BGSU Community Garden and even a mobile teaching kitchen to provide hands-on experiences across many cultures.
Space for the in-person component is limited to the first 20 registers. Complimentary coffee provided for all in-person attendees.
Address information for in person below:
Dr. Jim Ciesla, Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Shannon Orr, Director, Falcon Food Pantry
The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks have officially launched the Ohio Community+Agriculture+Nutrition (Ohio CAN) program. Ohio CAN is connecting producers with communities! Through this innovative program, historically underrepresented producers will be able to sell food to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and the products will then be distributed through the 12 Feeding America foodbanks and 3,600 member charities across all 88 counties. Ohio CAN is building the resiliency of the state food supply chain and ensuring every farmer has an opportunity to feed Ohioans.
Carrie Harshbarger – Director of Special Food Programs
This is a event is free to attend, but registration is required to attend virtually or in person.