Celebrate Food Day 2015 with Second Annual New York Campus Crunch
College students, faculty and staff across New York State are taking part in the second annual New York Campus Crunch by taking a collective bite out of apples grown on New York State farms, demonstrating support for serving locally grown food on college campuses. Syracuse University will celebrate by having a big crunch on Monday, Oct. 26, outside of Schine Student Center at 12:30 p.m. after the last Walktober Monday Mile Walk. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the event or crunch into an apple anytime during the day. Take a selfie and post to social media using the hashtags #NYCampusCrunch, #suapplecrunch.
The New York Campus Crunch is organized by the Farm to SUNY initiative to increase the purchase of New York-grown vegetables and fruit products by SUNY campuses. Farm to SUNY is a partnership between American Farmland Trust, Farm to Institution New York State, the SUNY Office of Sustainability and four pilot campuses: University of Albany, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Oswego. The event on the SU campus will take place in the grassy area between Schine and Newhouse. If it rains, the crunch will be held in the Schine Food Court, at 12:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Syracuse University Food Services, Healthy Monday, Syracuse University Wellness Initiative and Syracuse University Sustainability Division.