Overview and Vision

In alignment with Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) Guiding Principle "Community safety and respect for all its members embodies our core values and enables our mission", the DFA Food Insecurity Committee seeks to increase student success by working to reduce the strain of food insecurity in our students. The techniques and overarching key metrics for the committee include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Raising Awareness
  • Increasing Opportunities 
  • Decreasing Barriers
  • Exploring Innovative Solutions

Free Resources for Students

Any student who would like to learn more about free assistance with affording sufficient groceries, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their academic success in any way, should contact the Basic Needs Center (BNC) for support  at https://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/bnc or 541-737-3747. The BNC has a food pantry, assistance signing up for SNAP, textbook lending program and many other resources to help students succeed.

Do you have any ideas on how we can combat student food insecurity or would you like more information on how you can get involved? Please don't hesitate to contact us, we'd love to hear from you!

Committee Members

Emma Bramwell - Lifecycle Specialist - Office of University Human Resources

Angela Born - Fiscal Coordinator 2 -Environmental and Molecular Toxicology | Applied Economics - Financial Strategic Services – College of Agricultural Sciences 

Tracy Elmshaeuser - Executive Assistant, Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Administration

Keith Foster - Insurance Contract Specialist, Insurance and Risk Management Services (Chair)

Michele Jones – Fiscal Coordinator II - Financial Strategic Services – College of Health

Rebekah Pike – Communications Specialist - DFA IT

Vinay Ramakrishnan - Accountant I, Financial Strategic Services, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Marlee Richter – Contracts Officer – Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management

committee charter

DFA Food Insecurity Committee Charter