The Division of Continuing Studies has started a pilot program called Badger Food Assistance Resource for Emergencies (Badger FARE) which helps students with food insecurity.
Badger FARE’s mission is to connect students who are dealing with temporary and/or ongoing food insecurity with campus and community resources for long-term support, while providing them with funds that they can immediately use to purchase food on campus. Badger FARE provides students with a $25 meal card for the Unions and information on long-term resources.
They have distributed a total of 78 $25 cards with brochures (see attached sample) among the following offices, so if you encounter any students struggling to find money for food, please refer them to one of these offices:
Where Can I Use My Card?
When Can I Start Using My Card?
You can start using your card immediately.
How Much Money is on My Card?
$25 is preloaded on your card.
When Does My Card Expire?
You will need to use your card by the end of the current semester. Once you have finished using your card, you can either recycle it or return it to the staff member who gave you the card to be reused.
Who Funds this Program?
This pilot program is being funded by the Division of Continuing Studies.
Who can participate?
Any student who is enrolled, including part-time, international, special students, and auditors.
Please contact the Division of Continuing Studies at 608-262-1156 or firstname.lastname@example.org