There are two initiatives to address food insecurity on our campus:
Food Insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
The Food Insecurity Support Fund was created to address the immediate need of students experiencing food insecurity. Christina Olstad serves as the Program Manager for the Food Insecurity Support Fund. For students to access the Food Insecurity Support Fund, reach out to Christina Olstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-704-3921. The Food Insecurity Support Fund allows money to be deposited directly on the TU OneCard to be utilized at dining halls on campus. The Food Insecurity Support Fund is an initiative done in collaboration with the President’s Staff Leadership Institute Class of 2016, Office of Development, Auxiliary Services, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
In Collaboration with the Catholic Campus Ministry, The Table: a Lutheran Episcopal ministry, the Office of Sustainability and the Division of Student Affairs, the FoodShare program was created to address the needs of students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing food insecurity. FoodShare is open on Tuesday from 10am – 12pm and Thursday from 4pm – 6pm and also be appointment by calling the Newman Center at 410-828-0622. FoodShare is located at Catholic Campus Ministry (The Newman Center) adjacent to campus at 7909 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. Individuals utilizing FoodShare will provide their TU ID and fill out an intake form prior to accessing the pantry. TU students, faculty, and staff will be able to receive 10 items every week during the semester when Towson University is in session.
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Christina Olstad, Ed.D. · Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs