As one approach to addressing campus hunger at Baylor University the Food Insecurity Working Group, working with Family of Faith Community Church, have developed two periodic events:
First, The Baylor Free Farmers Market is a bi-annual event, combining food distribution with efforts to raise awareness about hunger, nutrition, wellness, and other related issues. This event, held on Fountain Mall by Moody Library, featured:
This event was made possible by donations procured by Pastor Reuben Andrade and the Family of Faith Worship Center, who brought over 46,000 lbs of food (fruits, veggies, breads, water, and other foodstuffs). The support of the Baylor School of Education, Aramark, Baylor Wellness Department, Baylor Graduate School, Baylor Career and Professional Development Center, Baylor Office of Civic Engagement, Baylor Office of Student Life, and many others was essential for the success of this event – thank you!! Despite the rain, in all, nearly 1,500 students took home a total of over 40,000 lbs of food! Watch this website for announcements of 2017 BFFM dates!
Second, The Baylor Mobile Food Pantry: a collaboration with 7th & James Baptist Church, Family of Faith Worship Center, and many Baylor offices and departments. This event bring a truck of free fresh fruits and veggies to Baylor students in the 7th & James parking lot once a month, usually the last Thursday of the month.