A Youth Led Movement

MEANS Database was created by passionate youth at the beginning of 2015. Co-founder and Chair of the Board Maria Rose was able to build out the beginnings of MEANS because she was afforded opportunities by adults and institutions who took a chance on her as a...

Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Food insecurity is a problem all over the United States: in 2018 food insecurity affects 1 in 9 Americans. However over the year due to COVID-19 that number has increased to 1 in 4 households in the United States. College students are no exception when it comes to...

New Food Waste Laws Taking Effect in 2022

In 2010, the United States estimated the value of food wasted that year at 161 billion USD, comprising nearly one-quarter of all food produced in the United States (USDA, 2020). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate is the approximate fair market...

Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities, although only making up 2% of the overall US population, have some of the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation. Generally, one out of every nine Americans have experienced food insecurity, however, one out of four Indigenous persons...