Hunger at Hood?

National data show that food insecurity is prevalent on college campuses across America.  Such insecurity is defined as “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.”  A 2016 study “Hunger On Campus,” surveyed close to 4,000 college students in 12 states at a variety of institutions from community to 4-year colleges and found that 48% of respondents reported food insecurity in the previous 30 days with roughly equal distribution across all college types.  Such hunger was more prevalent among students of color and/or first-generation students.

Hood recently surveyed our community of students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff.  Our findings align with the 2016 survey.  If you or someone you know at Hood is impacted by food insecurity, we have resources for you!  Please contact Dean Boulton, Reverend O’Malley, or Ms. Cevallos in our Health Center to get details!  Your information will be kept anonymous.

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