Join Habitat for Humanity in a discussion led by Karen Walls about food insecurity on a college campus, and how Ithaca College’s food pantry is helping to combat this issue by providing aid to students and spreading awareness about the resources they offer. Food insecurity is an increasingly growing issue as the pandemic resulted in many college-provided food assistance programs being cut or losing major funding. Below are some important facts to help educate you on this growing issue, labeled the “Silent Pandemic”. This upcoming Tuesday, March 7th at 6 pm in Williams 211.
- On a national scale, 1 in 3 students face food insecurity
- As a result of the pandemic, the amount of students who face food insecurity has increased drastically this is due to several factors such as an increase in unemployment and an increase in the cost of living
- Food insecurity disproportionately affects students of color
- Over 10% of college students have gone a day without eating
- Only 14% of college and university presidents rank food insecurity in their top five concerns for their school.
For more information about Ithaca College’s food pantry visit their website here, the food pantry is located on the lower level of the Egbert Hall/Campus Center building. Use the staircase next to the Information Desk on the first floor and the pantry is on your left. For more information on Habitat for Humanity contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow them on Instagram @icfoodpantry
- Sign up to volunteer here
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kurt Mannick at email@example.com. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.