COMBATING STUDENT FOOD INSECURITY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE USAGE, KNOWLEDGE, AND OUTREACH OF THE SCHOOL STREET FOOD PANTRY
There is limited information about the level of food insecurity among US college students. A recent review by the US Government Accountability Office (2018) of 31 studies on food insecurity among college students showed a wide range with 9% to over 50% students being food insecure. The purpose of this study was to assess the campus-wide knowledge and use of the School Street Food Pantry. The School Street Food Pantry is an organization that is dedicated to providing college students in the local community with food, supplies, and nutritional knowledge. To better understand the disparity between students who report experiencing food-insecurity and current users of the School Street Food Pantry, research methods included: collecting survey data on potential barriers to pantry use by students, interviewing faculty and administration members on their knowledge of food insecurity rates on campus, and conducting observations during board meetings and listening sessions to better understand the pantry’s dynamic and role within the community.
Kozak, Bethany; Tipsword, Alyssa; Bello, Elizabeth; and Gillespie, Joella, "COMBATING STUDENT FOOD INSECURITY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE USAGE, KNOWLEDGE, AND OUTREACH OF THE SCHOOL STREET FOOD PANTRY" (2019). University Research Symposium. 274.