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. This winter we will start seeds for the campus garden and, in the spring, host garden work days. A portion of produce will be donated to the local community. We will also be forming a planning committee for a film screening and panel discussion this spring of Weight of the Nation, a film series about our nation's obesity crisis.
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 email@example.com with your name, program, and interest to be added to our listserv.