Food insecurity increases among college students

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In a new “Hunger on Campus” report done by the College and University Food Bank Alliance says that 1 in 5 college students qualify as hungry.

Olin Food Pantry, located on MSU’s campus in the Olin Health Center, is looking to help those who qualify as having “low food insecurity.” A person with low food insecurity has large decreases in quantity, quality, and variety of their food. ¬†They also have very limited access to food, with frequent disrupted eating patterns.

The director of the food pantry on campus, Nicole Edmonds, says, “That’s why it’s important to raise awareness because it’s been an ongoing, increasing issue, especially with our graduate population and international population.”

MSU continues to strive towards helping the low food insecurity students who need it. Olin Food Pantry’s distribution days for the rest of the year can be found here.

 

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