Parent Organization: Kansas University Medical Center
Food is Medicine (FIM) is a vibrant, student-run, campus-wide organization that seeks to promote healthful eating of whole foods for the prevention and treatment of disease. This mission has manifested in the creation of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) open to all students, faculty, and staff on campus, the beginnings of a KUMC campus garden and orchard, volunteer days on local farms, and member potlucks.
Last year, one-hundred sixty-five members subscribed to the CSA to support local, sustainable food production for 18 weeks in exchange for fresh, wholesome food. This year, the CSA is expanding to accommodate an overwhelming interest. Our Food Grabs program provides organic fruit to students in Dykes Library and the Office of Student Life weekly. We have a student garden with individual plots which students generally plant in the spring during monthly work days. Finally, we host several Simple Suppers for Students wherein the ingredients, kitchen, and instruction are provided to help students create a delicious, nutritious meal.
We'd love to engage more like-minded students. If you are interested in taking part in any of these activities, would like to suggest future events, or simply wish to join in our celebration of life through the sharing of food with other foodies, please join us or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, program, and interest to be added to our listserv.