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We are a group of professionals and students specializing in Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Operations, Mental Health, Creative Writing, and most importantly, some of us are frontline, essential workers supporting grocery-store operations during such difficult times. It was the SLB's founder's 7-year dream to start a program that supports all college students who do not have enough to eat. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the situation in colleges was dire, as many students lost their jobs, campuses were forced to close, leaving students hopeless. This made Karlen Nurijanyan partner with many incredible minds and launch a solution to this unspoken issue, finally challenging the issue of hunger that has been rooted on college campuses for over a decade.
How We Get Things done
Student LunchBox (SLB) is a 501(c)3 approved, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization committed to fighting food insecurity among college students. We realize our program by soliciting and distributing foods and other essentials to all college students who otherwise cannot afford balanced meals.
Recent studies indicate that 1 in 3 college students do not have the financial means to sustain their living, leading to food insecurity, directly impacting student graduation rates. SLB is an essential resource that responds quickly with one of the most critical resources students need: food.
Our approach to fighting campus hunger is simple. We build partnerships with local businesses and distributors, community retailers, local food growers, farmer markets, and other partners who donate safe and nutritious foods that otherwise would end up in landfills. We are also working with food banks and food suppliers that donate over 10,000 pounds of food to our organization that we distribute to partner colleges and universities on a weekly basis.
As a charitable food distributors, our prime responsibility is to support environmental sustainability, help reduce waste and support college students who do not have enough to eat.