Even though nationwide statistics on food insecurity on students are still not easily available, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States, have reported some startling statistics. They serve an estimated 46.5 million people each year, and many of those clients happen to be current students. Ten percent of their clients are current students, including two million full-time and one million part-time students.
Campuses across the United States have begun to realize that food insecurity is becoming a big issue on their campuses and affecting the well-being of their students. In response to this national issue, the presence of food banks and food relief organizations has expanded.
One of those food relief organizations is the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) that provides resources to member organizations to alleviate food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among college and university students in the United States. CUFBA supports existing and emerging campus food banks by connecting them with other member institutions and providing resources and guidance.
In today’s society, we are seeing a lot of these organizations being developed and they all share the same purpose: fighting food insecurity on college campuses.