BENEFITING: Food Lifeline
EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2015
Student hunger is a fast growing national issue, but too often it goes unnoticed and forgotten. Insufficient financial aid, low paying jobs, rise in cost of living and stricter food benefit requirements have all contributed to the rise in national student hunger rates. For some students, they are embarrassed about not having food, fear the stigma associated with not being able to purchase food, or may not know who to tell or where to go. According to recent data collected by Feeding America, their Hunger in America 2014 report states about 1 in 10 adults seeking emergency food assistance is a student. 2 million are full time students and another 1 million attend school part time. Some of our fellow Huskies may not know how they will pay for their next meal, or if they will eat at all today. Community resources can be used as a vital defense against student hunger and Food Lifeline is one of the biggest distributors of food to our local food banks. Let's raise awareness and help end stigma around this issue and tackle student hunger together!