Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week each year as a way to educate the public and decision-makers about these issues.

Visit the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week website to learn more about this event and register your school to participate.

Campus Food Pantry

Ending Hunger on Campus

Today’s college students face far more serious financial challenges than in previous generations. The cost of college tuition and fees increased at triple the rate of inflation over the last decade. At the same time, the student body has expanded to include a more diverse range of students. These realities have led to new levels of financial hardship for many students. Without parents who can support them, many of today’s students are attempting to pay for their own living expenses and for college at the same time.

Faced with this challenge, a shocking number of students live at or near the poverty level. For many students, this poverty results in “food insecurity” – the lack of reliable access to sufficient, nutritious food. A growing body of research has found that the rate of food insecurity among college students is several times higher than among the general population.

Our Campaign to End Hunger on Campus helps college students develop and implement programs to ensure that no students on their campuses will ever need to go hungry.

Learn more.