Ann Arbor Student Food Co.
The Student Food Co. was founded in 2012 when a food access survey revealed that 40% of the UM student body is food insecure, or feel they do not have reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. We are a nonprofit, student-and-volunteer-run produce stand that sells fresh, affordable produce weekly on campus (in Mason Hall). Our mission is to make nutritious food accessible to all busy college students.
The Ann Arbor Student Food Co. hopes to bring healthy, wholesome food to the University of Michigan community and to promote discussion and food education.
Bringing the Food Co. to life takes concerted volunteer effort. It takes time to get applications to sell produce from a stand in Washtenaw County, and the produce needs to be sourced, bought, and peddled during the market's opening hours. We're working to establish the market as a dependable source of whole foods on campus, where fresh produce is not always easy to find.