Food insecurity cuts across all demographic statuses, enrollment levels, and geographic locations. Empty cupboards and scrapping by are a way a life for many students. These stressors affect student success and in the long term, impact learning, grades, graduation, and time to degree.
Hunger and food insecurity are a growing problem on college campuses. The rising cost of a college education and the increasing number of nontraditional students mean that more students are living on a shoestring budget. Many of today’s students must find a way to provide for their own living expenses while also paying for their education. Contrary to the stereotype, today’s typical student is not a recent high school graduate who lives in a dormitory and is supported by his or her parents. The reality is much more complicated.
By addressing food insecurity on campus, you can serve a human service and an educational need. Please help support the Food Pantry thru food or monetary donations. You can make the difference to help suppress food insecurity and support Students Success!