Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Guillermo Ramos Douglass-Jaimes
2023 Katja K Reich
This paper reviews the work done as a result of EA190 Senior Capstone working with partners at non-profit Uncommon Good based in Claremont, California. Our group was faced with the task of improving outreach resources, building community awareness and strengthening UG’s gleaning program as a tool to combat food insecurity. This paper will look into food insecurity and structural issues that contribute to its prevalence across the country. Next, I will outline the work Uncommon Good does within the community to address such issues, specifically within their Community Alliance for Urban sustainable Agriculture program (CAUSA). I will then explain the process of our group work and the final design: a toolkit with outreach resources to amend problems within the current program. Lastly, I will take a step back to look at the shortcomings of gleaning as a tool to address systemic issues within the food system.
Reich, Katja, "The Role of Gleaning in Cultivating Community Food Security" (2023). Scripps Senior Theses. 2069.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.