Titan Equity Nourish Network: TENN - 2022-2023

98% of $15,000 goal
This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT
View All
An Anonymous DonorThe Jesuit Community of University of Detroit Mercy matched $1,000
Offer a Matching Gift

Challenges are a great way to show your support. Be the first!

Offer a Challenge

Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN) at the University of Detroit Mercy seeks to to find solutions to challenges in the Detroit food system by engaging student passion and community wisdom. At TENN, community members and students work together to raise awareness, address immediate needs and engage in critical thinking about the systemic causes of these challenges.

TENN provides students with real opportunities to apply things they learn in the classroom as they design and lead programs that promote equity and sustainability in the food system. As a part of the Institute for Leadership and Service, TENN student leaders coordinate multiple service opportunities each week that reduce the immediate effects and systemic causes of hunger and food waste. 

Ways that you can help include (you can choose from the drop down menu when making your gift):  

  • Food Costs 
    • $150 per distribution 
    • $100 per to add protein items to regular deliveries 
  • Cooler for Summer deliveries $50-$100 
  • Tools for Garden $10-$100 
  • On campus composting $60/month
  • Community Engagement Events - $125
  • Providing Laudato Si' programming - $300 per event
  • Garden - Wood Chips, compost, soil, $1500 
  • Van Costs (gas, maintenance)- $2000 
  • Student Internships - $4000 per semester for an intern 
  • Anything you can offer to help defray the cost of the TENN Manager

In the 2021-2022 school year, TENN continued to engage students in impactful food justice work. Through the student-run produce delivery program, TENN volunteers donated over 39,991 lbs of fresh produce, dry goods, and fresh bread to our neighbors on Princeton Street. TENN also launched an on-campus garden to increase production of fresh, sustainable food for our produce deliveries, and recruited a team of architecture students, in collaboration with the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), to design structural and creative upgrades to the garden. TENN also continued its immersive learning programming by launching a bi-annual immersive learning day with University Ministries that introduced students to in-depth conversations, volunteering and experiential learning around food justice. 

Donations to TENN nurture innovative collaborations between college students and Detroit residents to alleviate hunger, reduce food waste, and support urban agriculture through service, research, and educational initiatives.

Gifts can be made using Venmo, ApplePay, GooglePay, PayPal and all major credit cards.

2021 Annual Report

No updates have been added yet.

Donor Map
TENN Gift Designations
Gift DesignationDonorsRaised ($)
TENN Food Fest Fundraiser1$3,210
TENN Laudato Si' programming0$0
TENN Garden Supplies (wood chips, compost, soil)0$0
TENN - Wherever most needed17$1,493
TENN Food Costs - distribution expenses0$0
TENN Cooler for Summer Deliveries0$0
TENN Van Expenses0$0
TENN Manager0$0
TENN Campus Composting0$0
TENN Food Costs - add protein to deliveries0$0
TENN Student Internships0$0
TENN Community Engagement Events0$0
TENN Garden Tools0$0
TENN Food Fest Sponsor1$250
Donor Affiliations
Most Recent Donors
Norm and Cathy Schmitt photo
Norm and Cathy Schmitt
An Anonymous Donor
An Anonymous Donor
edward j. kansa & Kristine  Kansa photo
edward j. kansa & Kristine Kansa
Janine S McGraw photo
Janine S McGraw
Donald Theodore photo
Donald Theodore
Gail M. Presbey photo
Gail M. Presbey
Janet Baiardi photo
Janet Baiardi
An Anonymous Donor
Cass L Fry photo
Cass L Fry
View All Donors


The Jesuit Community of University of Detroit Mercy photo
The Jesuit Community of University of Detroit Mercy
matched a total of $1,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 1 click and 1 gift, totaling $100
Judy Wernette photo
generated 15 clicks

Become an Advocate and be recognized for your impact!

Share with your Network

Share the campaign to track the number of clicks, gifts and dollars you generate (Note: If you share without signing up or logging in, your impact will be counted as Community Advocate)

Inspire your Friends & Peers

Encourage others to give with a Matching Gift or Challenge.

Tell your Story

Create a Personal Plea video encouraging others to join you in supporting the campaign.