This will be my last post for this blog. Though I am ending my blog, we are still far from ending food insecurity. Here are my thoughts on this topic!
Despite all the progress being made to make sure that all college students are food secured, many people are worried that President-Elect Donald Trump will cut back the SNAP program (food stamp), which is one of the bedrock services students use to prevent food insecurity.
Many local partnerships are helping stop hunger across the country. Making ends meet as a college student is not always easy, which is why many students are turning to food pantries to help them make it through tough times.
One of the biggest reasons that many colleges and universities across the U.S. have felt the need to take student hunger upon themselves is because the effort to decrease hunger through legislation have been difficult.
Across the U.S., many food pantries are funded through donations, but some receive funds from school groups such as student governments. Food pantries are wide spreading rapidly across the country but are mostly at public universities and colleges.
Food pantries are becoming a common thing to help with food security on college campuses. Though there is not an official count of how many food pantries are out there on college campuses, the membership in the College and University Food Bank Alliance has quadrupled in the past two years.