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.┬áThe 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:

Hunger Free Campus designation applications will be reviewed during three periods in the 2022-23 academic year. Please see the below timelines for when to submit your application.

Final Submission Date: September 30, 2022
Review Period: October 3-14, 2022
Notification Date: October 17, 2022
Public Announcement: October 21, 2022

Final Submission Date: January 6, 2023
Review Period: January 9-20, 2023
Notification Date: January 23, 2023
Public Announcement: January 27, 2023

Final Submission Date: March 31, 2023
Review Period: April 3-14, 2023
Notification Date: April 17, 2023
Public Announcement: April 21, 2023



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