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REAL FOOD SUMMIT
Awarded to:  UNC Real Food Challenge
Award Amount: $499.50
The UNC Real Food Challenge is part of a national network of students campaigning for a just and sustainable food system.  Students from colleges from the southeast attended this three-day workshop for student leaders and food activists.  This event was held February 4-7, 2016.

EDIBLE CAMPUS HUB  (A Food for All Legacy Project)
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Chancellor
Award Amount: $20,000.00
Edible Campus UNC is an initiative to incorporate edible, medicinal, and pollinator-friendly plants into existing landscape plantings throughout the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  This garden at Davis Library will serve as the hub for this initiative which aims to create a vibrant public space, promote interactive food education, provide environmental benefits, and position Carolina as a leader in food sustainability.

SOWING THE SEEDS OF SURVIVAL:  Food Tradeshow
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Department of American Studies
Award Amount: $333.45
Sowing the Seeds of Survival is an immersive and creative research projects that grows out of a sustained engagement with Octavia Butler’s novel  Parable of the Sower.  Participants in “tradeshow” will formulate and reckon with questions surrounding the future of food.

HOME IN A NEW PLACE: Making Laos in Morganton, NC
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South
Award Amount: $1,775.00
Co-sponsorship of an exhibit and opening reception of a collection of photographs by Katy Clune, MA, a UNC Folklore graduate, that depicts Laotian immigrants and society in Morganton, North Carolina.  Opening reception was held on February 5, 2016; exhibits runs through May 2016.

HEALTHY FOOD AFTER SCHOOL
Awarded to:  PORCH, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Award Amount: $2,000.00
This project is a collaboration among several local community partner organizations to provide access to healthy food for at-risk, low-income children.

CULINARY NATIONALISM IN ASIA CONFERENCE
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Department of History
Award Amount: $4,000.00
Sponsorship of a 2 1/2 day conference on the UNC campus in the Spring of 2017 will grapple with the question of modern Chinese “culinary nationalism” by placing it in a comparative Asian context.

FROM KANVCHI TO RIVER CANE: Foodways, Environment, and the Quest for Learning in the Cherokee Nation
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Anthropology
Award Amount: $375.00
Sponsorship of a hands-on workshop by Shawna Morton Cain and Roger Cain scholars and artisans from the Cherokee Nation providing lectures and demonstrations including on Kanvchi (Hickory Ball Soup) making.  This event was held on Monday, October 26, 2015.

FOOD FOR ALL RESEARCH-EXPOSURE COURSES
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Undergraduate Research
Award Amount: $1,500.00
This project aims to provide funding for research-exposure courses relating to the Food Theme during the Spring 2016 semester.

FOOD FOR ALL SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Awarded to:  UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Undergraduate Research
Award Amount: $6,000.00
This project aims to provide funding for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) related to the Food Theme during the Spring 2016 semester.  The SURF program provides an opportunity  for UNC students to conduct independent, faculty-mentored student research.

FOOD DAY
Awarded to:  Nutrition Coalition
Award Amount: $458.50
Sponsorship of Food Day event held October 23, 2015. Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies.

FOOD 101-Connecting Local Food Experts with UNC students
Awarded to:  FLO (Fair, Local, Organic)
Award Amount:  $300.00
Sponsorship of speaker series on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus to provide students with an overview of different food systems found in the community, to build awareness of and encourage involvement.  This event was held on Thursday, September 3, 2015.