According to the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey, 42% of UC Davis students have experienced times of low to very low food security. Food insecurity is fluid and can be impacted by unexpected circumstances, which means students’ needs may fluctuate throughout their time on campus.
The Food Equity Initiative aims to meet these needs as they evolve, including by launching a first-of-its-kind food truck, Aggie Eats. Through a partnership with the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center and Student Dining Services and donor support, the food truck is able to provide freshly prepared food for up to 500 students at no to low cost on a pay-what-you-want pricing structure.
Gifts to this fund support programs like Aggie Eats, ensuring that every UC Davis student has access to delicious, nutritious, healthy food.