Your support helps address food insecurity and foster healthy eating habits
The UTRGV Campus Food Security Initiative (CFSI) aims to address food insecurity and foster healthy eating habits by creating easy access to locally grown or sourced fresh produce and plant-based products.
Fresh produce is sourced directly from local farmers during the growing season and through a local produce distributor during the summer months. The unique advantage of CFSI is that it is a student-centered and student-driven initiative with embedded unprecedented professional development opportunities. The CFSI kitchen serves as a hands-on education center for students to learn about the benefits of plant-based food and creating delicious plant-powered food. Student teams work under professional mentors to learn about all aspects of food sustainability and develop professional and technical skills in their field of study through this initiative.
"Sustainable Food Systems" is at the core of this initiative; every effort is made to use locally grown produce and compostable kitchen waste is transported to the university farm, Hub of Prosperity. To sustain this initiative and to continue serving the RGV community, we appreciate donations from generous donors.