NYC Food Policy Center – 10 Organizations Fighting Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Check out this story from the New York City Food Policy Center on campus-based solutions to food insecurity.

http://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/food-insecurity-on-college-campuses/

A New Addition to the CUFBA Resouces Tab

Check out the Resources Tab for a link to a resource guide for homeless and low income students from the website Money Geek.  There are some great tools and links in the guide that might be of use to your students.  The resource guide is authored by Sara Goldrick-Rab (Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Founding Director at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab) and Cyekeia Lee (Director of Higher Education Initiatives with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)) and is full of helpful info – so please check it out!

Here’s the link (also available on the Resources Tab): Navigating College: The Resource Guide for Homeless and Low Income Students

 

Eating Matters: Episode 46, Campus Hunger

Host Jenna Liut is talking about campus hunger.  Although not typically associated with institutes of higher education, evidence suggests that food insecurity among US college students is rising, especially in light of increased enrollment rates and the evolving demographics among students. Just how prevalent is food insecurity on college campuses?  What are some viable long and short term solutions to address this issue?  Joining the show today to discuss these questions and more are three experts on the subject: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at University of Wisconsin Madison and author of the report “Hungry to Learn” which analyzed food insecurity among community college students across the country; Nate Smith-Tyge, a PhD student at Michigan State University (MSU) and longtime Director of the MSU Student Food Bank;  and Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research and Public Affairs at the Food Bank for NYC.

http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/campus-hunger/

Toledo Blade: UT Pantry Reopens for Students

News from the CUFBA member pantry at the University of Toledo.  Congrats and continued success to the Rockets as they help fight student food insecurity on their campus.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2016/02/15/UT-pantry-reopens-for-students.html

Let us know if you have news stories or updates on your pantry to share with the CUFBA community!  cufbanational@gmail.com

 

Rolling Stone: Tens of Thousands of College Students Have Nowhere to Sleep

An article on the issues of poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity facing thousands of college students:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/tens-of-thousands-of-college-students-have-nowhere-to-sleep-20151222

As we begin 2016 it is clear that we have much work to do for students.  Let’s resolve to make this year the best yet for CUFBA and working to fight food insecurity on campuses across the country!

 

Interesting Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Inside Higher Ed reports that the NSSE found most students are worried about their finances and the cost of attendance.  This was especially true for minority students.  These results highlight the importance of the services that CUFBA members provide.  Relieving financial stress is a key to student success!

Read more about the NSSE results at Inside Higher Ed.

The CUFBA team sends our warmest Thanksgiving greetings to everyone – have a great turkey-day!

Sacramento Bee: Food Pantries for Hungry Students Spread at California Colleges

Check out this article from the Sacramento Bee that discusses the growth in student food insecurity and a new pantry at Sacremento State.   CUFBA Co-Director Nate Smith-Tyge discusses student hunger and the growth of our organization:

 

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article41478480.html

 

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Capital News Service Story on Rise of Campus Food Pantries

The Capital News Service, a student staffed wire service based at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, published this interesting article that features CUFBA members Michigan State University and Western Michigan University.  Here’s the link from the Gladwin Record and Clarion:

 

http://www.gladwinmi.com/community/campus-food-banks-expand-to-feed-hungry-students/article_8137ba50-6121-11e5-a28b-0b1e9ad0c572.html

 

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Michigan Public Radio Feature on Campus-Based Food Pantries in Michigan

Check out this article from Michigan Public Radio on the growth of campus-based food pantries in Michigan.  CUFBA Co-Founder/Director Nate Smith-Tyge discusses the role of the Michigan State University Student Food Bank and CUFBA in the burgeoning campus food security movement in the Great Lakes State.

http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-leads-nation-fighting-hunger-campus

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