Lead Mentors:
Dr. Bill Whitney, Creative Inquiry

2024 Impact Fellows
Sana Aqeel ‘27
Montserrat Escobedo '26
Alex McWatters ‘27
Sydney Tavroff ‘27

Project Description:

Food insecurity, and its association with poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and other societal issues is a tremendously complex problem. San Francisco’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food and nutrition insecurity in that city and the surrounding Bay Area. There are multiple organizations, task forces, neighborhoods, and individuals attempting to address this problem and create solutions to create food security for all - so many, in fact, that they are difficult to connect and track for residents in need. In addition, many food-insecure residents need to access multiple resources in order to meet their needs. The SF Food Connect project, coming out of its first year of work, will continue to research and develop better ways to connect organizations and residents working on food insecurity in and around San Francisco, using a newly-built database and website as the initial steps. The team will serve as a resource and partner to food-focused organizations and individuals around SF and will expand those partnerships as a resource of intellectual capital and best practices for the Bay Area and beyond. All majors welcome to apply, but students with particular interests in economics, supply chain, systems engineering, website design, sociology, and political science may find the most relevance.