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Editorial: Addressing food insecurity must be a priority

Editorial: Addressing food insecurity must be a priority

By The Ithacan March 22, 2024
Food insecurity is a global issue that impacts countless communities. According to Feeding America, 14% of Tompkins County is food insecure, affecting 14,500 individuals. It is essential that resources go toward addressing this pressing issue. 
Digital agriculture has been developed by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science to digitize work for farmers. Developments in the science has a goal of creating efficiency in agriculture in New York State to increase food production.

Local initiatives by colleges and city leadership aim to increase food security

By Jadyn Davis, Senior Writer March 21, 2024
The New York State Agriculture Commissioner announced the Hunger and Food Policy annual report Feb. 15, which highlighted digital agriculture as a primary source in fighting food insecurity within the state. 
Editorial: Excess food must not end up in overflowing landfills

Editorial: Excess food must not end up in overflowing landfills

By The Ithacan April 19, 2023
Food donations could potentially improve food insecurity problems, which kills five to 13 people per minute.
Campus food pantry serves more patrons in 2022 than past years

Campus food pantry serves more patrons in 2022 than past years

By Funmi Omotosho, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022
Data collected shows that the college's food pantry continues to pull in patrons in need of food, but a lack of volunteers reduces its ability to provide.
Steve Catlin, director of strategic partnerships at Rent College Pads, said Rent College Pads officially partnered with the college and created a website for students to use to find roommates, subleases and look at different housing options. 

SGC passes three bills and discusses off-campus housing

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 9, 2021
The Ithaca College SGC passed three bills, provided updates on bills and confirmed one member to the Appropriations Committee at its Feb. 8 meeting. 
Senior Maria White, president of IC Food for Thought; senior Amelia Suter and Siena Lian Howenstein ’20, officers for IC Food for Thought; and junior Sam Edelstein, president of IC Challah for Hunger, spoke about their respective student organizations.

SGC discusses food insecurity and faculty cuts protest

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
The SGC, IC Food for Thought and IC Challah for Hunger discussed food insecurity at the Nov. 16 meeting along with the #OpenTheBooks protest.
Food pantries on the Ithaca College campus and in Tompkins County work to combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local food pantries provide support during pandemic

By Grace Azaula, Staff Writer November 14, 2020
Food pantries on the Ithaca College campus and in Tompkins County work to combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chefs from Maines Paper and Food Service Inc. repurposed slightly damaged food to make new dishes at an event held Feb. 4 in Emerson Suites.

Food tasting event aims to prevent food wasting

By Lucy Calderon, Contributing Writer February 5, 2020
Chefs from Ithaca College, Cornell University and Maines Paper and Food Service Inc. came together Feb. 4 in the Emerson Suites to show students that “ugly” food tastes a lot better than it looks.
Carolyn Tomaino is the interim coordinator of Friendship Donations Network. They partner with local restaurants and grocery stores to provide perishable, healthy foods for Ithaca Colleges food pantry and the Ithaca community.

Local organization redistributes food to community

By Cora Payne, Assistant News Editor January 22, 2020
Friendship Donation Network’s goal is to redistribute perishable items — gathered from various local food chains to eliminate food waste.
Editorial: Permanent food pantry will benefit IC students

Editorial: Permanent food pantry will benefit IC students

January 23, 2019
Moving forward, the college should remain steadfast in its attempt to resolve food insecurity on our campus.
Dave Lissy ’87 recently donated money to Ithaca College to establish a food pantry to combat food insecurity on campus

Alum donates money to establish food pantry on campus

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor January 23, 2019
Ithaca College will establish a permanent food pantry in the Campus Center before the end of the semester in response to food insecurity on campus.
Editorial: Food insecurity discussions important for community

Editorial: Food insecurity discussions important for community

November 14, 2018
The fact that the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life is sponsoring these critical discussions about food insecurity indicates the college is taking a step in the right direction.
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