Food Justice and Food Security

This guide is based in part on the Food Justice Summit, 2013 including Dr. Y. Murphy-Erby, Dr. G. Feenstra, Dr. S. Schneider, Dr. K. Fitzpatrick and Ben Simon, creator of the Food Recovery Network. It is a work in progress.

CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me.

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment.

NGO vs. NPO?

An NGO is a non-governmental organization. While the funds used are often provided from government sources, the organizations are not a direct part of a government. They are also known as civil society organizations.

Non-profit organizations (NPOs) or not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs) gather funds in various ways, such as donations, endowments and by other forms of fundraising. Nonprofit organizations use funds for the specified  mission of the organization, rather than providing funding to a corporation or to shareholders; they are usually organized or chartered for a social or service purpose, and are often tax-exempt. Not-for-profit organizations are more commonly more loosely organized around a particular locale, task or purpose, and are usually not tax-exempt. Nonprofits and not-for-profit organizations may have other specific local, state and national legal definitions and rules.

(paraphrased from, accessed 5/30/2014)

Non-profit Organizations--examples

NGOs-- examples