Research & Practice

UW Food Pantry: A Social Media Initiative for Food Security Awareness

Students worked with the UW Food Pantry to create social media content that amplified the organization’s online presence and informed audiences about the impacts of food insecurity on college campuses. The team built upon the Pantry’s pre-existing strategies to generate informative Instagram posts, reels, and stories containing educational information on food insecurity; how the Pantry works; culturally relevant, simple recipes to acknowledge Native Indigenous populations; and food storage tips to minimize food waste.

Community Partner: Maggie O’Brien, UW Food Pantry

Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

Author(s): Judy Lee, Jaden Low, Raina Manzano, Avery Minich, Hana Pham

Program(s): Food Systems Major

Year: 2024