First Year Eats

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Join the effort to end food insecurity at Texas A&M, the state, nation, and world.

LAUNCH has partnered with two Texas businesses--H-E-B and Integ—to bring unique programming to Texas A&M students that encourages smart budgeting and community-centered food preparation.

Collaborating Across Campus

As part of First Year Eats programming, LAUNCH invited the Texas A&M Money Education Center to host their Eating on a Budget workshop for students in LAUNCH: Learning Communities. The Eating on a Budget workshop covers:

  • Eating healthy on a budget
  • Budgeting tips when grocery shopping
  • Preparing healthy meals

Mug Meals Mondays

LAUNCH staff will offer several workshops on cooking microwavable “Mug Meals” and other simple fare to teach students how to prepare their own food.

Crockpot Cohorts

More information to come on Crockpot Cohorts!

Custom-made Online Resources

  • Pinterest Board with “Mug Meal”, ramen-based, and other simple recipes that students can use to eat easily and cheaply.

Holiday Hospitality

Thanksgiving meal to those who will be staying in town.  LAUNCH will provide the materials and staff time to provide an annual pot-luck Thanksgiving lunch for freshmen who cannot go home for the Thanksgiving break.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

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Integ Logo

Additional Thanks To Local Food Producers and Donators:

  • Feathercrest Farms
  • Cal-Maine