Running a Campus Food Pantry

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Hunger and food insecurity are realities everywhere – even on college campuses. As a college education becomes less and less affordable, more students are forced to live on a shoestring budget.

In recent years, this problem has prompted many campuses to establish food pantries to help students in need. New pantries are opening every semester.

Running a campus food pantry is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and a dedicated team of leaders and volunteers. This toolkit provides the resources that your organization needs in order to create and operate a successful food pantry on your campus.

Hunger On Campus

The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students

Four campus-based organizations – the College and University Food Bank Alliance, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the Student Government Resource Center, and the Student Public Interest Research Groups – surveyed college students on food insecurity between March and May 2016. The study sample includes 3,765 students in 12 states attending eight community colleges and 26 four-year colleges and universities.

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