Combat Food Insecurity
My name is Estee Miller and I am a third-year senior studying Human Development and Family Studies. At BGSU, I am the Vice President of Operations of the University Activities Organization, Director of Collaboration and Outreach for Undergraduate Student Government and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, National Residence Hall Honorary and Collegiate 4-H. I also work in the Dean of Students Office with Campus Activities on the Falcons After Dark program.
My Falcon Funded project is combating food insecurity. I am really passionate about working towards a solution for food insecurity. I helped found a community garden in my hometown and have participated in several mobile food packing events which have helped develop my passion for this topic. I believe everyone deserves equal access to healthy food. Education and awareness about this topic is needed and important.
Not many people are aware of the rising food insecurity issues among college students. Many off-campus students have several expenses and have to choose between paying rent or buying healthful groceries. BGSU has some programs in place currently to alleviate food insecurity, such as the monthly mobile food pantry and the meal swipe donation program. Raising money to combat food insecurity will contribute greatly to the initiatives already started by BGSU to make students more aware of the resources they have, and will allow for more students to be impacted. I hope you will consider giving to combat food insecurity in honor of homecoming this year. Go Falcons!