MESA–Mission for Environmental and Social Awareness–is a student-run organization that is involved in a variety of projects and initiatives on campus and in the community. MESA sponsors and organizes events, participates in fundraisers, and works on issues that run the gamut from welfare-based to activist. Ongoing activities include the Annual Walk for Warmth, which raises money for and awareness of poverty by providing funds to defray the costs of heating in the winter months (see their Facebook page). MESA also includes students working on issues related to food security and hunger through Haven from Hunger. Haven from Hunger operates an emergency food bank (541.786.FOOD) that seeks to fill the gaps in coverage unmet by local food banks and other food assistance programs.