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.