Over the course of this semester, over 120 St. Kate’s students volunteered in the St. Kate’s/CSJ Food Access Hub (FAH) through a partnership with St. Kate’s Office of Community Work and Learning (CWL). The students—mostly first-years—came from six different The Reflective Woman classes and worked with FAH for the community-engaged learning portion of their course. They came with willing hands and hearts to help with food shelf days, delivery days, and in the Community Garden. The FAH team is grateful to the faculty, students, and CWL staff who engaged with us this semester. We look forward to continuing this partnership and strengthening the connections between the CSJ community and the University next semester! 

Below are some stats that show the successes from this partnerships. Overall, the St. Kate’s/CSJ Food Access Hub saw an increase in clients in September. Below are some statistics from the first month of the school year: 

  • 157 households served 
  • 3,132 lbs. distributed 
  • 126 undergrad (College for Women), 17 grad students, 5 faculty/staff, 3 undergrad (College for Adults), 3 alumni, 3 community members 
  • 68 first-time users (this year) 
  • 37 second-time users (this month) 

Thank you to all involved with the Food Access Hub for this great work!

October 3rd, 2022