Occidental has held a number of events relating to food issues, from talks given by well-known speakers to a month of activities dedicated to Food Justice.
Taste of Oxy is an annual event, bringing together students at Occidental over diverse types of foods.
Well Fed, a student organization at Occidental, puts on Oxy Iron Chef in the spring to celebrate healthy and organic foods. Competitors are challenged to create a meal using local vegetables in under an hour.
October is Food Justice Month at Occidental. Last year, there was a Food Stamp Challenge, a Food Day celebration, a talk on school food, and other exciting events.
On April 6, 2014, Food Justice House hosted a party to celebrate its garden with members of the Occidental community.
On October 31, 2013, Professor Yong Chen of UC Irvine gave a talk on his book, Chop Suey, USA: The Rise of Chinese Food in America.
On November 17, 2011 Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, spoke at Occidental. His lecture addressed the food system and its impact on the poor. He also spoke of both the improvement of the American food industry and those he feels have been forgotten in the food movement since the printing of his book. Occidental awarded him an honorary degree for his work.