College Students Struggle to Enroll in SNAP—but Peer Support Programs Help
As more students face food insecurity during the pandemic, student navigators at the City University of New York help clear SNAP sign-up hurdles.
More Than 3 Million College Students Who Can’t Afford Food May Be Eligible for Expanded SNAP Benefits
On any given day, Christal Yu fields about 10 texts and emails from fellow students asking about food pantries, rental assistance, or low-cost textbooks. A student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, she balances schoolwork with her role as a student navigator, guiding peers to critical resources.
Swipe Out Hunger’s CUNY Student Food Navigator Program works toward ending student hunger
Swipe Out Hunger’s CUNY Student Food Navigator Program is a digital referral service for CUNY students struggling with food insecurity as part of its mission to address college hunger.
Nonprofit Seeks to ‘Democratize Dining Halls’ to End College Hunger
Universities are often thought of as elite institutions of learning, not places rife with hunger where students face routine instances of food insecurity. Yet one organization, Swipe Out Hunger, is tackling the issue head-on.
Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry
The New York Times
Many routinely skip meals and take ‘poverty naps’ because they cannot afford groceries. Campus food pantries are helping, but are they enough?
How It Feels To Go On a Hunger Strike
Mary-Pat Hector, a student at Spelman College in Atlanta and the youth director of the National Action Network, wasn’t anticipating a fight. In the fall 2017 semester, when she learned that many of her peers were struggling to get enough to eat, she assumed the school would move quickly to feed them.
My NBC 5
Every student at the University of Vermont starts out with an unlimited amount of meal swipes. But within a year or two, the majority of students move off campus and get off the meal plan.
The Stanford Daily
Food insecurity is a common thread throughout the graduate student stories highlighted in The Daily, and it affects undergraduates as well. As demonstrated in a recent Government Accountability Office report, campus food insecurity is a pervasive national problem that demands a coordinated response among the federal government, state agencies and universities.
The Washington Post
Though hunger is often framed as a problem happening somewhere else in the world, more than 23 million Americans live in food deserts, generally defined as areas that are more than 1 mile from a grocery store, which can limit their ability to access affordable, nutrient-dense foods.
The Georgetown Voice
While many on campus are able to easily hand over their GOCard to Suru, there are others facing food insecurity who have to think twice. Over the past few months, students have taken the lead on a variety of projects at Georgetown that aim to tackle food insecurity, and they are now looking to expand these programs into the future.
The Columbia Spectator
The Food Pantry at Columbia will begin receiving $5,000 in annual funds through a new partnership between Columbia Dining and the national nonprofit Swipe Out Hunger.