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CommonHelp SNAP Workshop Slides

To start off your week, we would like to thank all the members who attended our CommonHelp Workshop on Thursday to learn more about SNAP and other benefits offered to students by the state. The slides and website are also attached for your reference. https://commonhelp.virginia.gov

FFA will also be offering confidential sessions to help students register for eligible services online. To schedule, please email us at  FoodforAll@wm.edu.

Please circulate this knowledge amongst your groups as we spread awareness of student resources on campus. 

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FFA Workshop: Navigating Virginia’s Common Help, SNAP

Happy Wednesday. Our next general body meeting will be a workshop on how to navigate the Common Help system for SNAP benefits TOMORROW at 6:00 in Chancellors 123! 

FFA will also be offering individual sessions to help students register for eligible services online. To schedule, please email us at  FoodforAll@wm.edu.  

Additionally, we are in need of interested drivers to help with local Williamsburg restaurant pickups. Please email back if you are interested in joining a group of drivers.

IMPORTANT! We are now using GivePulse to track volunteering hours for both the Sadler and Wesley Food Exchanges. Please sign up for your shifts below.

Sadler Exchange: https://wm.givepulse.com/event/413743-sadler-food-exchange-volunteering-mondays-andor-thursdays

Wesley Exchange: https://wm.givepulse.com/group/events/651373

Join us in solving important problems on campus, building community, and doing impactful service. I promise that you’ll find something worthwhile through the FFA community.  

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

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FFA Wesley Volunteer Training Tomorrow!

Happy Valentines. As the semester is underway, our next general body meeting is aimed to explain the inventory and restocking process of Wesley TOMORROW at 6:00! Wesley is located across the street from Lemon Hall. 

IMPORTANT! We are now using GivePulse to track volunteering hours for both the Sadler and Wesley Food Exchanges. Please sign up for your shifts below.

Sadler Exchange: https://wm.givepulse.com/event/413743-sadler-food-exchange-volunteering-mondays-andor-thursdays

Wesley Exchange: https://wm.givepulse.com/group/events/651373

Join us in solving important problems on campus, building community, and doing impactful service. I promise that you’ll find something worthwhile through the FFA community.  

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

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Welcome to Food for All!

Welcome to Food for All. We are excited to share our mission of fighting food insecurity on campus with you. 

To better explain what Food for All is accomplishing on campus, we are hosting our first interest meeting THIS THURSDAY 2/1/24 at 6:00! Come have some snacks and leave with a new FFA buddy. Location is Chancellors Hall #123!

IMPORTANT! We are now using GivePulse to track volunteering hours for both the Sadler and Wesley Food Exchanges. Please sign up for your shifts below.

Sadler Exchange: https://wm.givepulse.com/event/413743-sadler-food-exchange-volunteering-mondays-andor-thursdays

Wesley Exchange: https://wm.givepulse.com/group/events/651373

If you would also like to work more closely with the FFA exec team, please consider applying for the member-exec pathway. More details will be shared on Thursday. https://forms.gle/JXkzb76ZbPiXdFny9

Join us in solving important problems on campus, building community, and doing impactful service. I promise that you’ll find something worthwhile through the FFA community.  

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

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FFA’s final meeting of the semester

Welcome back to campus. We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. As we head into the end of the semester, below are some updates to share with you. 

General Body Meeting: To share our successes of the semester and our plans for the next, please join our last general body meeting this THURSDAY 11/30/23 at 6:00! The location is Chancellors 157! 

Holiday Donation Drives: We have partnered with various organizations around campus and Williamsburg to stock our locations. Please consider donating and participating in this effort. We’d like to thank CKI, the W&M Bookstore, the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, and Student Accessibility Services. The W&M bookstore drive is 12/8 from 5pm-7pm at the bookstore.

The Hunger Free Campus Grant Program: This is a bill that is garnering support to be passed through the Virginia General Assembly that seeks to grant universities funding for their food pantries. Please fill out this petition to help us make structural changes amongst pantries across Virginia: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdv8xRSDygZQQygUnMAryDv8hNKScwKjdQuTom0aYgVUZVf0Q/viewform

We are revitalizing our “Food Rescue Volunteers” GroupMe as there have been more requests for on-campus food rescues this semester. It is exciting and we will be sharing these opportunities primarily through this chat. https://web.groupme.com/join_group/89194062/vJ0J5qUo

As we expand our food rescue program, we are looking for student volunteers (with cars) to help us with local pickups on Mondays and Thursdays!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-restaurant

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! See everyone on Thursday.

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Welcome to Food for All!

Welcome to Food for All. We are excited to share our mission of fighting food insecurity on campus with you. 

If you are a returning student, you may recognize us from Impact Week, the Values in Action award, the opening of the Sadler Food exchange, swipe drive, and our food deliveries.

To better explain what Food for All is accomplishing on campus, we are hosting our first interest meeting THIS THURSDAY 9/7/23 at 6:00! Come have some snacks and leave with a new FFA buddy. Location is Chancellors Hall #134!

Join us in solving important problems on campus, building community, and doing impactful service. I promise that you’ll find something worthwhile through the FFA community.  

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

Join our instagram: @Foodforallwm

Join our groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/84213043/cSj6OxEe

Join our Free Food Fans groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/35495548/VCdYdC

Here is the link to volunteer at the Wesley Food Exchange: (Mondays/Thursdays/Saturdays)https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-wesley

Link to volunteer at the Sadler Food Exchange: (Mondays/Thursdays) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-sadler

Link to volunteer for Williamsburg restaurant pickups: (Mondays/Thursdays) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-restaurant

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Elections this Wednesday!

We hope everyone’s week has started off on a good foot. We are in the final weeks of our semester! 

The Sadler Food Exchange is OPEN!! Its hours will match that of the Sadler building, and it is located in room 157, which is next to the Haven. Please make sure to share the word of this new resource with your classmates and community members. 

This Wednesday (4/19) we will be having elections @6 in Boswell Hall 1. This is our last general body meeting of the semester. If you’re interested in running for a position, please fill out this “intent to run” form. For elections, each candidate will have a 1 minute to speak to the group and votes will be done on paper. https://forms.gle/DHsHNCTtEbrLiZuR9

We also need volunteers to join us for tabling on April 22 for the Student Assembly Earth Day Bash (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-earth)! 

See everyone for our last meeting this Wednesday!

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Meeting tomorrow, 4/5!

We hope everyone’s week has started off on a good foot. We are in the final month of our semester! 

This Wednesday (4/5) we will be having our meeting @6 in Boswell Hall 1. At our meeting, we will have a presentation from a special group of students who traveled to Baltimore to learn about food insecurity with the Branch Out Alternative Breaks! This is a great opportunity to learn more about food insecurity affecting communities, sustainability, and may interest you to join this trip next spring. 

This Saturday, we will be moving to our new satellite location!!!!  If you are available to join us in the transportation and set up on our new spot, please put your name here! We are in special need of students with cars. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VDUS4YIoygDy5hL8JQRXxkmLIyaM3ovRmjCESDf758Q/edit#gid=0 

We need volunteers to join us for tabling on April 15 for the Day for Admitted Students (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-dfas) and on April 22 for the Student Assembly Earth Day Bash (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAA822A7FAC16-earth)! 

As always, have a great evening and see you tomorrow. 

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Meeting Wednesday, 3/1!

We hope everyone has had a great week and that everyone’s first round of exams have gone smoothly. We’re almost to spring break!

This Wednesday (3/1) we will be having our meeting @6 in Boswell Hall 1. This meeting will be focused on our group’s participation in Impact Week!!! Impact week is a one-week, campus-wide competition for undergraduate votes and for various funding amounts ranging from $2500-$1000. FFA is competing to purchase new foods and supplies for the satellite location in Sadler. To thank the students who vote for us, we will be creating “thank you” notes at the meeting. Bring your markers, pens, etc!

***Most importantly*** We need your help to ensure that the mission of FFA is shared with as many students as possible. Sign up for a slot (or slots!!) as soon as you can. Tabling begins on Thursday! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1URVZnDoS6tWKJO81zNVZxLWOFnfTLZpGxozWiskakF8/edit#gid=0

As always, have a great evening and see you on Wednesday. 

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FFA members, also interested in Rotaract?

Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting tonight. We are very excited to see so many students are ready to support our mission on campus. 

I wanted to share another opportunity with you, especially if you are interested in both local and international service work with a professional mentorship. This group is called Rotaract, and you may be familiar with Interact or Rotary. 

To better explain what Rotaract is accomplishing this semester, we are hosting our first interest meeting THURSDAY 2/2/23 at 7:00!Location is Blow Hall 322. 

Highlights for this semester are as follows: Collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Istanbul, Turkey, Spring Retreat for District 7600, a workshop about the power Rotary International by Internationally-recognized Rotarian Walter Hughes, the launch of a PR campaign for the Grove Community in Williamsburg, and volunteering with W&M Lafayette Kids and/or the Grove Outreach Center. Rotary offers scholarships, networking, international exchanges, and the opportunity to continue as a Rotarian through your adult years.

We are also looking for new executive members, so there is a potential to grow within the club! Those who attend tomorrow will continue to receive emails from the Rotary side.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

P.S. Check out our website for more information. https://rotaract.pages.wm.edu/

Join our instagram: @Rotaractwm

Join our Groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/89663903/VPiHxtnl

Here is the link to our Sponsor’s Website: https://www.williamsburgrotary.org/

Here is a link to the Rotaract Club of Istanbul’s Website: https://istanbulrotaract.org/