Alternative spring breaks are a great way for students to find ways to give back to others during their time off. At Buffalo State University, this year’s Alternative Break theme was Farm to Table, supporting initiatives to combat hunger and food insecurity in the community. The Civic and Community Engagement Office (CCE) held a food drive to collect donations in support of the Alternative Break initiatives.
Food insecurity affects families throughout the city of Buffalo and the surrounding communities. As part of this year’s efforts, Buffalo State volunteers collected and organized 143 pounds of donations for Big Big Table, a pay-what-you-can community café, and Provisions 139, a West Side food pantry. In addition to those, volunteers also helped take care of various farm beds at Five Loaves, an urban farming initiative in the upper west side of Buffalo.
Read more about the Farm To Table initiative at buffalostate.edu.