Temple Student Government is hosting its first annual Campus Hunger Awareness Week Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 16.
Last semester, a survey from Sara Goldrick-Rab found out that 35% of undergraduate students on Temple’s campus have experienced food insecurity. Fortunately, the university implemented the Cherry Pantry, but there is more work to be done. Campus Hunger Awareness Week aims to destigmatize food insecurity and inform students of resources they have access to.
Throughout the week, TSG and local partners are offering different events centered around food insecurity. If you can’t make it, from Monday to Wednesday, there will be a food drive competition at the Bell Tower from 11a.m. to 2p.m.
However, Temple Student Government wants to take the food drive to the next level. We are hosting a food drive competition, where each college competes against the others to see who receives the most canned goods.
Other Campus Hunger Awareness Week events are as follows:
- Monday, November 12, 2018: “Understanding Food Insecurity and the Resources on Campus”, Student Center 200A, 4-5 p.m.
- Thursday, November 15, 2018: “How to Combat Food Insecurity”, Student Center 200A, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 16, 2018: Potluck and Presentation on Food Waste, Student Center 200A, 1-3 p.m.