Why Basic Needs?
Inspired by those who came before them, my family and community taught me the importance of opening our home and sharing food to cultivate relationships and love. Basic Needs, as a mission and movement, aligns deeply with my values. Basic Needs recognizes that nutritious food, stable housing, and financial sustainability is the floor, not the ceiling. We envision and work to build a campus where all members of our community – students, staff, and faculty alike – have their basic needs met and holistic well-being realized. I feel grateful to learn from and grow with this inspiring, nurturing, and creative community!