During the 2019-2019 session, students successfully championed the passing of The Hunger Free Campus Act into state law. This law creates a designation for colleges actively working to reduce food insecurity. Read more about the law here in line 48.18.

A Hunger Free Campus:

  • Has a food pantry, partnership with a food bank, or some type of food distribution system on campus available to students.
  • Has a designated staff person on campus to educate students on SNAP and other public services aimed to reduce food insecurity.
  • Provides emergency funds to assist students who may be experiencing basic needs insecurity.
  • Has a taskforce dedicated to addressing food insecurity concerns.
  • Hosts or participates in at least one hunger awareness event each year.


  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The next deadline for application approval will be March 19, 2021.
  • Designees are announced on a quarterly basis.
  • Decisions will be made by a selection comprised of two-year community and technical college students. 



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