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After witnessing a full pan of Chicken Parmesan being thrown in the garbage, Joshwa Salvador initiated a program to donate unused food from Western Oregon University (WOU) Retail Dining to the WOU Food Bank. This paper traces Joshwa's efforts to institute a food (un)waste program at the University and the obstacles he encountered during the process. Along the way, Joshwa discovered fifty-nine percent of his fellow students face hunger or “food insecurities” and a decline in academic performances correlated with those issues (Patton- López et al., 2014).
Food insecurity, Hunger, Food banks, Food waste programs, Western Oregon University
Salvador, Joshwa J., "UnWasted" (2015). Maurice Undergraduate Initiative Prize. 6.