HADM 4315: Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Food Justice

Fall, Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Recommended prerequisite: HADM 1360, or equivalent food service management course, or permission of instructor.

Limited to Undergrad Jrs/Srs


  • Heather Kolakowski (haf3) - Spring 2021


This course will provide an overview of nonprofit food service management through service-learning, with a focus food systems, social ventures and economic policies. Key objectives include identifying management best practices for leading nonprofit food service organizations, including strategy, managing employees/volunteers, fundraising, grant proposal writing, board governance, and marketing and social media. Through lectures, class discussions, case study analysis, research, community service work, and a service learning final project working in collaboration with HADM 4340, students will explore the economic, social, and political issues of combating poverty and hunger in the United States. The focus of the course will be on nonprofit food service organizations designed to combat hunger in our communities such as food banks, soup kitchens and shelters, and community outreach programs, and school feeding program.