With the understanding that hunger on college campuses is a serious and preventable problem, the Food Justice Project serves undergraduate UC Berkeley students who have been denied CalFresh benefits. Members will assist students in navigating the appeals process by providing direct client services in an intake interview system. We partner closely with the Basic Needs Center on campus and work together to provide resources to students who need help obtaining benefits.
In addition to direct services, the Food Justice Project will also be focusing on several research projects on the topic of access to benefits for college communities. Members will also have a chance to draft public comments on various policy issues.
The Food Justice Project is in its second year and continues to grow and evolve based on the needs of the community, collaboration with the Basic Needs Center, and the interests of our members. We are looking forward to partnering with new members to explore new ways of helping students and others in the UC Berkeley community to gain access to the resources they need and deserve.
Supervision: Students in FJP provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys from the East Bay Community Law Center.
Time Commitment: 12-18 hours a semester, which includes trainings, meetings, and clinic hours. Meetings will occur Wednesday nights on a biweekly basis, and clinic hours will be subject to member availability.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.