Faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County have initiated the Boo-U Food Fight, which is an effort to spread awareness of the joys of healthy cooking. This initiative not only addresses food insecurity among students but also sparks an explorative approach to cooking. Cooking can be simple, quick and exciting.

Part of this initiative includes implementing educational programming, food giveaways and a food pantry with weekly food-themed movie nights, weekly lectures from faculty and local businesses,and weekly demonstrations and displays from students and local businesses.

The college library is featuring a display of cookbooks focused on either unique, regional foods or cheap and easy-to-make foods.

Faculty, staff and Baraboo community members have pitched in donations for the weekly basket giveaways, which include gift cards, utensils, snacks, ingredients, canned goods and a book. Non-perishable items can be donated to the program; bring them to Sara Roltgen, accommodations coordinator, in the Solution Center of the Lange Center. To suggest additional programming ideas or to volunteer or contribute in other ways, contact her at sara.roltgen@uwc.edu or call 608-355-5245.