Hungry for Change – Addressing Food Insecurity on Our Campuses
This year LeadMN will be tackling one of the greatest obstacles plaguing our students: food insecurity. Our students often find them selves skipping classes because they have had no food to eat and are unable to focus in school. Many do not know where their next meal will come from, as they do not have access to healthy or affordable food. We believe that no student should have to face these challenges. National data from the Wisconsin Hope Lab reveals that 2 out of every 3 community college students are facing hunger on campus. Research also shows that food insecurity is correlated to lower grades in college. This is especially problematic considering students of color and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to be food insecure.
Join us as we work to ensure that the basic needs of our students are met. LeadMN will focus on promoting the development of campus food pantries, raising awareness about food insecurity and reducing stigma, and advance policies that seek to ensure that no student has to go hungry on our campuses.
Contact LeadMN Manager of Equity and Inclusion May Yang at 651-203-9466 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how you can get involved.