The Star Tribune featured LeadMN Alum Sarah Brakebill-Hacke's story on her impact in addressing food insecurity on campus at Rochester Community and Technical College. Check out the full story here.
That legacy lives on. This year, during the pandemic, the campus food pantry has had double the number of visits as the year before. The school is one of 19 Minnesota colleges to win a LeadMN Hunger Free Campus award. (The award will be granted this month during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.) "She turns ideas into realities," said Lydia Hansen, a former classmate. "She came in and said, 'Let's get this food shelf really going. Let's get conversations about food insecurity happening on campus.' " For Brakebill-Hacke, part of the issue was in the basic math. "There's an overabundance of food in America," Brakebill-Hacke said. "When I see something needs to be done, it's just, 'OK — what do we do to make this better?'"
In fact, LeadMN's Executive Director Mike Dean shared Sarah's story during his welcome at the Fall General Assembly.