The Food Security Project was created in August 2014, and officially launched in November 2014, to find ways to support our current Fresno State students experiencing food insecurity or other challenges. Fresno State Public Health faculty member, Alida Espinoza, conducted research through her masters thesis about food insecurity at Fresno State.
North Fresno Rotary (NFR) is proud to present the results of our 13 volunteers--11 Rotarians plus two local artists--worked on this project to place 3 Little Free Libraries around Fresno to promote literacy.
One of the best things at Fresno State is our focus on student's education and their physical needs. The campus understands that if a student is only focuses on where their next meal is coming from... they are unlikely to be able to study, learn, and reach their full potential.
"I love projects that help children, and I love projects with long-term impact. Little Free Libraries are a great example of the confluence of these two ideas: first, they target childhood literacy, which has a well-known long-term impact as children grow; second, it is an example of a project where one-time project work to build and place libraries can result in permanent impact with very little ongoing maintenance."
~ JT Taylor of North Fresno Rotary and Secure Video