During the 2019 legislative 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.

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. The institution shall notify students in work-study employment of their potential eligibility for SNAP benefits and provide information to those students that includes eligibility criteria and how to apply for benefits.
  • 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.

Application Submission Schedule:

For the 2023 - 2024 academic year, Hunger Free Campus designation applications will be reviewed during two periods during the 2024 Spring Semester. Please see the below timelines for when to submit your application.

Final Submission Date: March 1, 2024
Review Period: March 4 -15, 2024
Notification Date: March 18, 2024
Public Announcement: March 25, 2024

Final Submission Date: April 12, 2024
Review Period: April  15 - 26, 2024
Notification Date: April 29, 2024
Public Announcement: May 3, 2024




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