Four of the eight campus food pantries in the state of Arkansas are located at system schools. This article highlights the first campus food pantry in the state, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and the most-recent addition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Originally published by Brandon Matthews March 17, 2016
Host Jenna Liut is talking about campus hunger. Although not typically associated with institutes of higher education, evidence suggests that food insecurity among US college students is rising, especially in light of increased enrollment rates and the evolving demographics among students. Just how prevalent is food insecurity on college campuses? What are some viable long and short term solutions to address this issue? Joining the show today to discuss these questions and more are three experts on the subject: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at University of Wisconsin Madison and author of the report “Hungry to Learn” which analyzed food insecurity among community college students across the country; Nate Smith-Tyge, a PhD student at Michigan State University (MSU) and longtime Director of the MSU Student Food Bank; and Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research and Public Affairs at the Food Bank for NYC.
Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge March 11, 2016
News from the CUFBA member pantry at the University of Toledo. Congrats and continued success to the Rockets as they help fight student food insecurity on their campus.
Let us know if you have news stories or updates on your pantry to share with the CUFBA community! email@example.com
Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge February 16, 2016
Check out this article on the amazing work being done by our colleagues in Arkansas!
Originally published by Clare Cady January 19, 2016
If hunger and food waste are issues in your community and you want to make an impact on both the community need and the waste on campus, consider starting a Campus Kitchen chapter at your school. Campus Kitchen students rescue food that would have gone to waste from their on-campus dining hall cafeterias and use that food to prepare and serve balanced nutritious meals food insecure residents in their communities.
The Campus Kitchens Project is currently offering $5,000 startup grants to schools that are interested in working with older adult (50+) populations in their community. To begin the application process, visit the grants page or reach out directly to Matt Schnarr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the grant info page to learn more about this grant competition timeline and guidelines. Schools that qualify will then submit a short video explaining the need in their community and how a Campus Kitchen will meet that need. Selected finalists will compete in a week long voting competition, where at the end of the week, the 3 school’s videos with the highest number of votes will each receive $5,000 to plan and launch their Campus Kitchen!
Originally published by Sonal Chauhan January 15, 2016
An article on the issues of poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity facing thousands of college students:
As we begin 2016 it is clear that we have much work to do for students. Let’s resolve to make this year the best yet for CUFBA and working to fight food insecurity on campuses across the country!
Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge January 6, 2016
Check out this great opportunity to engage in service and help feed people! https://souperbowl.org/
Using the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.
Transform the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.
- The idea for Souper Bowl of Caring is a gift from God
- Young people have the ability to serve and should be given opportunities to lead their communities in helping others
- Every dollar collected through Souper Bowl of Caring should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group
- People of all backgrounds and beliefs can work together
- Hunger and poverty have a negative impact on individuals and the communities in which they live, yet there is joy in serving and giving to those in need
- The excitement and energy surrounding the Super Bowl can be used to engage young people in service while producing lasting hope for all people
Originally published by Clare Cady December 8, 2015
Inside Higher Ed reports that the NSSE found most students are worried about their finances and the cost of attendance. This was especially true for minority students. These results highlight the importance of the services that CUFBA members provide. Relieving financial stress is a key to student success!
Read more about the NSSE results at Inside Higher Ed.
The CUFBA team sends our warmest Thanksgiving greetings to everyone – have a great turkey-day!
Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge November 24, 2015