What is the USM Food Security Coalition?
The USM FSC envisions a campus community where no one is hungry and no food goes to waste. Our mission is to coordinate and support the various entitities at USM in their efforts to reduce food insecurity and food waste through education, empowerment, and the promotion of campus resources.
Who are the members?
The USM FSC is comprised of members from USM departments, programs, students, and vested stakeholders. Membership and meetings are open. Members may attend some or all of the meetings. Our current members are as follows:
- Alex Carrier, Coordinator of Student Activities, Student Activities and Involvement
- Amy Carrington, Program Specialist and Internship Coordinator, Food Studies Program
- Joe DeGraff, AmeriCorps*VISTA for Food Justice Partnerships, Service-Learning and Volunteering
- Olivia Doucette, Operations Director, Sodexo
- Sarah Holmes, Assistant Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students
- Madeleine Lutts, Graduate Assistant, Commuter Services & Food Pantry, Student Activities & Involvement
- Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator, Sustainability at USM
- Tadd Stone, General Manager, Sodexo
When are the meetings?
Meetings are held quarterly and are open to USM departments, programs, students, and vested stakeholders. In our meetings, the following values are honored:
- We value respect, compassion, honesty, and acceptance in all of our interactions and activities.
- We value a collaborative and supportive environment.
- We value everyone’s right to privacy and safety.
- We value skilled leadership and advocacy in the pursuit of social justice.
- We value using creative and resourceful approaches to tackle the issues of food insecurity and food waste.
- Stay tuned for next meeting!
How can I find out about events geared towards ending food insecurity?
Check out the Food Studies Program's Events page for a listing of upcoming events. If you have an event that you would like listed, please contact Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt via email or phone (207-780-4490).