In 2019, LeadMN student leaders worked to pass the Hunger Free Campus Act to provide a roadmap for Minnesota's community and technical colleges to take meaningful steps to address food insecurity among their students. Since it's passage, nineteen community and technical colleges have met the criteria and been awarded the designation of Hunger Free Campus.
LeadMN recently conducted a short survey of those who have worked to implement the Hunger Free Campus criteria at their colleges and the results show the initiative is having a major impact. The impact of the Hunger Free Campus initiative will only continue to grow as competitive grant funding will soon become available to colleges to implement and sustain the criteria of the Hunger Free Campus Act. See an overview of the Hunger Free Campus Act and it's impact during the first two-years of the initiative in Minnesota: