Resolution 23: SA R23: Demanding Cornell Allows Anabel's Grocery to Reopen for the Spring 2021 Semester

TermAY 2020-2021
AssemblyStudent Assembly
StatusAccepted by the President
AbstractDue to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornell prohibited Anabel’s Grocery, a student-run and non-profit grocery store on campus, from operating in its facilities in Anabel Taylor Hall this fall. A wide spectrum of students experience food insecurity on Cornell’s campus; however, first generation, low-income, and BIPOC students are affected at a higher rate.1 Rates of food insecurity have worsened in the face of the pandemic. 2 The University cited the existence of the Cornell Food Pantry as the reason Anabel’s Grocery is a non-essential activity during the pandemic, but the two entities serve different purposes. While the Food Pantry serves an immediate need for students in crisis on campus, Anabel’s Grocery sells fresh, affordable food at subsidized prices to Cornell undergraduate and Graduate students that wish to shop in our store, with no qualifications needed. Anabel’s closure has limited students’ options for accessing affordable groceries without a long, often risky, commute to area grocery stores. Anabel’s Grocery is prepared to operate safely in the Spring semester, resuming what has actually become an essential service to the Cornell community, particularly students with limited food budgets and modes of transportation who seek fresh, affordable food.
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Supporting Documents
TitleSA R23: Demanding Cornell Allows Anabel's Grocery to Reopen for the Spring 2021 Semester
Sponsors Lucas Smith (ls678), Catherine Grace Huang (cgh66), Amari Jordan Lampert (ajl398), Hannah Reichel (hmr54), Matthew Aaron Stefanko (mas758), Emma Leigh Johnston (elj49), dg592 (dg592), Megan Feely (mf565), Chelsea Lee (cel248), Ryan Stasolla (rjs537), Ellen Park (ep385), Emily Desmond (ed489)
Reviewing CommitteeStudent Assembly City and Local Affairs Committee

Resolution History

Date Action View Details
12/10/2020 Introduced to the Assembly view
12/10/2020 Adopted by the Assembly view
12/11/2020 Conveyed to the President view
01/29/2021 Accepted by the President view

Associated Meetings

Meeting Date View Details
Cornell University - Student Assembly Meeting 12/10/2020 4:45pm to 6:30pm view


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