Sustenance Matters – How Hunger Impacts College Students and What Can Be Done
Food insecurity is integral for college students achieving their goals. Yet, many college students face barriers, with 22% of students caring for child dependents and 14% doing so as single parents. Campus closures as a result of the pandemic and continued economic instability mean that college students are cut off from food pantries, food service vendors, and work opportunities. This food insecurity disproportionately impacts college students of color and college students from low-income backgrounds. In order to confront food insecurity in adults and college students, higher education networks and food providers must break down silos.
In this session, advocates will learn how to support college students in getting access to proper nutrition services and supporting then on their educational journeys.