In 2016 a far-reaching study of food insecurity on campus found that one in five students across the nation experienced food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Half of these reported that they were forced to choose between buying food or a required textbook. Clearly, food insecurity threatens students’ educational success.
The Food Pantry on Chapman’s campus is a resource that is meeting the needs of increasing numbers of students. However, many students who could benefit from its help are unaware of its existence. The growing role of the food pantry was recently addressed in a Chapman blogpost in March 2017.
The Art Collections has teamed with the Art Department Ideation Lab, and students in Philosophy Professor Daniel Pilchman’s Food Ethics class to create a canvas tote advertising the Food Pantry. The bags will be given away on May 10, noon to 1 p.m., Attallah Plaza, and four lucky people will win a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl made by David Kiddie of Chapman’s Art Department.
This project is funded by an anonymous donation to Wilkinson’s Disruptions Project.