Recently on November 14th of this year, Second Harvest Food Bank brought over 15,000 pounds of food for their mobile food pantry program that is partnered with San Jose State University.
Sharon Willey, SJSU Enrollment Services, said: ” If you are hungry and you do not know where your next meal is going to come from that is, of course, going to impact your ability to concentrate in the classroom and prepare for mid-terms.”
Food insecurity has been wide spreading across the country, and San Jose States’ administration has realized and has started working on changing this. A 2014 survey at San Jose State revealed that 20 percent of students did not eat for a whole day because they did not have enough money and another 49 percent occasionally skipped a meal because of financial hardships.
To qualify for the mobile food pantry, people must be a current student with an annual income below $23,540. This will get you the opportunity to fill up their bags with fresh fruit, vegetables, and groceries.