Make History at the UC Berkeley Food Access and Food Security Summit

Article originally published on Spoon University.
Let’s talk about food. | October 12, 2015 | Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 1 pm-5 pm, UC Berkeley students and community members will make history by hosting the inaugural UC Berkeley Food Access and Food Security Summit.

At this event, campus organizations and faculty will put on informational presentations, host inspiring lectures and discuss pressing food justice issues that can be found on the Berkeley campus and the local community.

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Professor Hilary Hoynes will deliver the keynote speech, and other speakers include guests from Cal Dining and UC Berkeley Financial Aid, as well as other faculty and community leaders. More familiar faces — students from campus organizations like the Berkeley Student Food Collective, Student Organic Gardening Association, UC Gill Tract Community Farm, FeelGood and UC Berkeley Food Pantry — will also be present to host their own workshops for event attendees.

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

For more detailed information, check out our event on Guidebook. The event schedule is as follows:


1 pm-1:30 pm – Welcome & Grounding (Ruben E. Canedo and Financial Aid)

1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Expert Panel: Presentations & Q/A (Cal Dining, Financial Aid, BFI)

2:30 pm-3:15 pm – Building community (Snacks from SOGA, Gill Tract, BSFC, Challah for Hunger and FeelGood)

3:20 pm-3:50 pm – Workshops (Challah for Hunger, Food Pantry, BSFC, Urban Ag: SOGA and Gill Tract, Feel Good)

3:55 pm-4:25 pm – Workshops (Challah for Hunger, Food Pantry, BSFC, Urban Ag: SOGA and Gill Tract, Feel Good)

4:30 pm-5 pm – Keynote (Hilary Hoynes)

5 pm – Closing

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

With a schedule as engaging and enlightening as that, we’re sure to be there. Although our team at Spoon generally focuses on the lighter topics and drool-worthy images, events like the UC Berkeley Food Access and Food Security Summit are a must-attend for everyone on our team.

Our passion for food extends further than simple enjoyment; it also includes contributing our voices to further the education on and spread of information regarding food issues in our community today.

Follow the event’s official Twitter account to receive updates, and track our hashtag #food4berkeley for more information from our student coordinators.

We hope to see you there!