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Food Collaborative

Say Hello to the Food Collaborative

The Food Collaborative is the combined effort of various College services, and faculty and administrators. We are dedicated to addressing our students’ basic needs and providing resources for overall success. The Food Collaborative actively works to educate, promote and advocate for the nourishment of all of our students.

The Food Collaborative was created in recognition of the importance that food plays in helping students better focus, learn, and do well in class. We are excited about the journey each student takes on his or her path to success and are here to enhance the quality of student life. We encourage confident choices, where eating healthy, on the run and on a budget is a part of everyday routine.

Through the Collective’s efforts and services, students are connected to opportunities such as food funds, vouchers and stamps, food pantries, snacks, free meals, volunteering opportunities, and advocacy events. We’ve made it easy for students to get what they need, no matter where they are.

The Food Pantry is located in the Center for Student Leadership Development, Room S1-12, but you can stop by one of these on-campus food pantry locations for snacks, toiletries and other success resources.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building
  • Academic Advising, Room BG-12
  • Counseling Department, Room BG-7
  • Veterans Resource Center, Room BG-43
Main Campus, Winnet Student Life Building
  • Center for Male Engagement, Room S1- 5
  • Student Government Association, Room S1-11
  • Student Engagement Office, Room S1-19
  • Student Success Initiatives, Room S3-09
  • Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center, Room S1-19
Main Campus, Mint Building
  • Campus Safety, Room MG-12
  • Single Stop, Room M1-21
  • Library, Room L1-12
Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry
  • Career Connections, Room C1-34
Regional Centers
  • Northeast Regional Center, Room 103
  • Northwest Regional Center, Counseling
  • West Regional Center, Front Desk

Upcoming Events

World Food Day | Wednesday, October 16 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Let’s Celebrate World Food Day
Main Campus, Bonnell Building Lobby and Northeast Regional Center Lobby

Learn about food resources, get recipes, giveaways and screen for food stamps in a SNAP. All free, just for you!

World Food Day is celebrated worldwide on October 16 by many organizations concerned about food security. Because we care and want to bring resources to you in recognition of this day.

This event is being brought to you by Single Stop. For more information about our services, stop by our office on the Main Campus in the Mint Building, Room M1-21, or the Northeast Regional Center, Room 102.

#WorldFoodDay #ZeroHunger

Join Us as We Celebrate the First Anniversary of Grady’s Garden

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Grady's Garden (next to the Bonnell Building)

Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen will be bringing their culinary classroom to Grady’s Garden. Stop by for a 15-minute, hands-on cooking demonstration to learn basic cooking skills you can use to make healthy dishes at home.

Vetri Cooking Demo | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You’ll gain an increased understanding of using fresh ingredients as you confidently understand the steps of these healthy recipes from start to finish.

Fresh Vegetable Giveaway | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stop by to for free vegetables and learn how to make a healthy, delicious meal using your fresh vegetables. Try something new — you create a healthier you when you add fresh vegetables to your culinary cabinet!

Plant Some Goodness | 1 to 3 p.m.
The vegetables planted in Grady’s Garden help us grow and provide nutritious food to the College’s students. Help us plant some goodness! Let's put our hands together and do our part to grow fresh food and bring ourselves one step closer to food sovereignty.

Grady's Garden is managed by the Office of Student Engagement and Center for Student Leadership Development.

Nutrition Resources

Check out Grady’s Garden and learn about the ways you can help take care of the garden this summer and fall. You can sign up to help plant seeds, water, monitor the growth in the greenhouse and more. Volunteer in Grady's Garden.

Here are some resources to help put you on the path to a nutritious diet.

  • Interactive Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020
    Use the guidelines to help you make healthier diet choices. While it is intended for health professionals and policymakers, individuals can use the information to make informed choices about the food and drinks in their diet.
  • Mix it up! 20 Ways To Enjoy More Fruits And Vegetables
  • Download Fooducate, a free food and nutrition tracking app. Use Fooducate to stick to your health goals and see your activity progress. Get tips from its active online community and collect recipes that fit your lifestyle.
  • Check out your app store for grocery comparison apps like Favado, Basket, Grocery King and Grocery Pal to find the best prices for the items on your list and coupons for additional savings.
  • The quickest road to a healthy and affordable meal is just steps away at the neighborhood corner store. This video, Eat Healthy on a Budget, gives you the information you need to maximize your dollar!