The UM Sustainable Food Program provides support to organizations on campus dedicated to building a sustainable food system.
We do this by helping to showcase Member Groups and their work on this website and the UMSFP Newsletter, by facilitating transparency when working on projects so that other organizations can offer to help or work collaboratively expanding each group's focus area, by hosting regular meetings to cross pollinate groups with new ideas and creativity, and ensuring stability by using the UMSFP to keep groups active and engaged especially as students and leaders graduate from the university.
The Ann Arbor Student Food Co. hopes to bring healthy wholesome food to the University of Michigan community and promote discussion and food education.
Cultivating Community exists to empower and educate University of Michigan students to become leaders in the area of community food systems through hands-on organic gardening, community outreach, and volunteer activities.
There is no way to feel good about world hunger and extreme poverty, so we are making a change to stop it... one grilled cheese at a time. We are a student-run non-profit organization exchanging gourmet grilled cheese for a donation to The Commitment 2030 Fund-- a portfolio of four organizations working to sustainably end chronic hunger by the year 2030.These organizations include The Hunger Project, CHOICE Humanitarian, Water for People, and The Pachamama Alliance.
Click here to join the Feel Good mailing list.
The Food Recovery Network's goal is to recover leftover food from University of Michigan dining halls, divert it from the waste stream to Food Gatherers, the Washtenaw County food bank, where it can be served to those who need it most.
FCF empowers students to create a healthy future through sustainable food education and practice at the newly established campus farm and more broadly by working with the UM Sustainable Food Program.
The Medical Campus Garden group is student led organization focused on fostering collaboration amongst students, faculty, staff and patients affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System through the lens of growing food. We believe the culture of nutritious eating, local, sustainable food and outdoor engagement is fundamental to health maintenance and hope to establish a paradigm in our clinical care setting that promotes these preventive measures for the public.
The Real Food Initiative at the University of Michigan is an organization whose mission is to bring healthier, more sustainable, and fair food to our dining services on campus. As a part of the national organization, The Real Food Challenge, our primary goal is to get President Schlissel to sign the Real Food Campus Commitment which will shift the university food budget away from industrial farms and junk food and towards local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food sources. So far 30 universities across the country have signed on to this commitment, help us make the University of Michigan be the next one!
If you want to learn how to get involved, contact mekinnan[at]umich[dot]edu.
SAN (Student Advocates for Nutrition) is a campus-wide organization concerned with healthy eating and nutrition, sustainable food systems, and community nutrition. Activities include volunteering with local organizations, potlucks, advocacy work, and tending SAN's community garden.
PDT is a service learning organization with a focus on educating one and other on permaculture methodology and problem solving using complex systems thinking.
The goal of this group is to promote, protect, and propagate honeybees!