The series from the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign examines the roots and evolution of the food movement and the ways it intersects with race and class, as well as with educational, environmental and health inequities.
Tackling Hunger on College Campuses
As college enrollment among low-income and first-generation students grows and more students are accessing opportunities to pursue higher education, many of these students are still struggling to get by. The skyrocketing cost of a college education, coupled with inflation and insufficient student aid packages that often exclude funds for living expenses—are contributing to a rampant hunger crisis on campuses. A 2019 report by the Government Accountability Office estimates that as many as 30% of college students are food insecure, and many of these students are at risk of dropping out because they cannot eat.
In this session, we’ll examine how food insecurity has become embedded in college campuses across the country, and the ways that communities are organizing to fight back against hunger and find innovative ways to keep students in school.
- Anna Bowden, Chair of the Food Pantry Board of Directors, Louisiana State University
- Jaime Hansen, Executive Director, Swipe Out Hunger
- Radha Muthiah, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Area Food Bank
- Jessica Owens-Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Studies, American University
- Joanna Elsemore (moderator), Manager, Media & Public Affairs, Share Our Strength
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