Support for a “College Food Insecurity” Grant Program at the City of Austin

Support for a “College Food Insecurity” Grant Program at the City of Austin

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David Alcorta started this petition to Austin City Council and

On January 22nd, 2021 the College Student Commission unanimously approved recommendation #20210122-3b to advise the Austin City Council to establish a College Food Insecurity city grant program. This grant program is intended to finance projects, programs, and initiatives that aim to provide resources for food-insecure college students at their respective campuses. This program is to be created by, and applications are to be reviewed by, the student representatives that make up the College Student Commission at the City of Austin.

SIGN THIS PETITION TO ENCOURAGE THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL TO ACT ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.  


Students across Austin deserve to be fed, healthy, and supported by their colleges/universities. The basic needs of students are even more at risk given the health and economic devastation that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Obstacles to the development of proper campus resources are most frequently related to funding. By signing this petition, we demand that the Austin City Council take responsibility for the well-being of the college students that they represent, and create a system designed to address these complex issues by supporting tailored community-led solutions. 


The full recommendation with background and data can be found here: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=354083


If you represent an organization, coalition, student group/club, city office, or board/commissions, and would like to have your group represented as an official supporter for this recommendation, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/bJt1WMnajppzfWzb8


Email the Austin City Council to express your support here: https://www.austintexas.gov/email/all-council-members

 

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