About TUSA’s Food Security Program
Food insecurity, or difficulty accessing adequate food, affects up to 42% of UTAS students, impacting their ability to focus on studies.
In response, we established an inclusive and secure food system that offers meaningful engagement, culturally appropriate and nutritious food, education, events, food relief, affordable food options, as well as student employment, learning, and volunteering experiences. TUSA’s Food Security Program aims to ensure no student goes hungry, by tackling food insecurity through:
- Food Hubs
- Food Education
- Food Preservation and Innovation
- Edible Gardens
- Social Enterprise Food Options
Things we do under our Food Security Program:
Food Security Program Supporters
Healthy Tasmania Fund
$5,000 granted by the Healthy Tasmania Fund, through the Tasmanian Government, in support of the HOOD HUB project.
City of Hobart, Urban Sustainability Grant
$10,000 granted in support of the Food Education Project.
The Tasmanian Community Fund, Community Action Grant
$50,000 granted in support of the Food Education project. The Tasmanian Community Fund is an independent Fund that supports and strengthens Tasmanian communities by distributing funds to those communities.
Tasmanian Government, Community Food Relief Grant
$10,000 granted by the Community Food Relief Grants Program in support of the FOOD HUB project.
TUSA would also like to acknowledge donations from the Order of Saint Lazarus and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).