Free food. What may be the ultimate stereotype coming into college rings true at Mines, students love free food. What’s better than fresh baked goods, ready-made meals and organic produce from such retailers as Whole Foods and Trader Joes? Not much. And that is just what Fighting Hunger at Mines brings to the table. Their mission has been to decrease hunger on campus by supplying healthy meal alternatives while limiting the generation of food waste. Their work has not gone unnoticed. Besides the droves of students picking up odds and ends on Mondays and Wednesdays (Pedestrian Plaza, usually around 12-1pm), the club was recently recognized by the City of Golden for their outstanding service to Mines students. On Wednesday, October 30th, the Fighting Hunger at Mines team was awarded the Mayor’s Goldmine Award for Excellence. Along with presenting the award for their extraordinary contribution to making a difference in the Golden and Mines community, the team received a shout-out in the Congressional Record of Congressman Ed Perlmutter! Congratulations to the Fighting Hunger at Mines team! We’re all looking forward to your tasty future.