Donate Food Points  to Food-Insecure Students

Student Interns

Sude Almus
Ahmad Khan
Yuna Kim
Louise Lu
Kehan Zhang

Project Leads

Jeremy Smith
Sheri Tibbs

Year

2020

Description: 

A team of students will meet with administrative teams from OIT, Student Affairs, and the Bursar's office, to define and develop the required technology infrastructure to facilitate the donation of food points to a food bank for food-insecure students. Students will reveiw and understand existing policies, define requirements, and implement an easy to use, convenient, and secure platform.

Sponsored by Transact Campus
Duke stakeholders: Student Affairs, GPSC Community Pantry

Final Solution

Combating Food Insecurity at Duke: Feed Every Devil Program

The Feed Every Devil Program, or FED, aims to address food insecurity among Duke students. Food insecurity is a serious problem in the university environment, leading to increased anxiety and unhealthy diets, negatively impacting student performance. The FED program tackles this problem with an application that allows students to donate their extra food points through a web or mobile interface to a Duke-managed Food Points bank. Students can make requests for food points, and upon approval, will receive a small supplement from the Food Points bank.

View the team's final presentation on YouTube.

Student Participants: 

Sude

Almus

Sude Almus
Major: 
Statistical Science
Minor: 
Global Cultural Studies
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

Sude is a sophomore studying Statistical Science with an interest in applying technology in the service of social improvement. She also enjoys studying history and playing the accordion.

Yuna

Kim

Yuna Kim
Major: 
Biology
Minor: 
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

My name is Yuna Kim and I will be a junior at Duke this upcoming fall semester! I am pursuing a major in Biology with a minor in Computational Biology.

Louise

Lu

Louise Lu
Major: 
Economics, Computer Science/Visual Media Studies IDM
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

Sophomore studying Economics, Computer Science, and Visual Arts.

Kehan

Zhang

Kehan Zhang
Major: 
Computer Science
Minor: 
Statistical Science, Finance
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2023

Hello, my name is Kehan (pronounced key-h-on) and I am interested in computer science and finance. I have two cats and spent the majority of my life in North Carolina!

Ahmad

Khan

Ahmad Khan
Major: 
Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

I am a Computer Science major. I am fascinated by all kinds of technology, especially cars and computers. My goal is to develop a stronger understanding of how software and hardware interact each other and apply this knowledge to real-world situations. 

Project Leads: 

Sheri

Tibbs

Sheri Tibbs
Department: 
Office of Information Technology - Enterprise System Support
Title: 
IT Analyst

Jeremy

Smith

Jeremy Smith
Department: 
OIT Enterprise Systems and Support - Departmental Applications
Title: 
IT Analyst