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Food Insecurity and College Students: A Few Articles

Use this guide to find information on food insecurity and college students


Powell, Merrah. (2021, June 23). Oregon bill funds 'benefits nagivators' at public university, colleges.  OPB. 

Deng, Jireh, Delgado, Nicole, Crutchfield, Rashida, & Ibarra, Stephanie.  (2021, February 18). It's time to take college student hunger and homelessness seriously.   EdSurge

Hope4College. (2020, June). #RealCollege during the pandemic: New evidence on basic needs insecurity and student well-being.   

Hope4College. (2019, March).  California Community Colleges #REALCOLLEGESURVEY  

Hillsborough Community College opens food pantry to help feed struggling students. (2019, January 15).   ABC Action News WFTS

Jackson, L. (2019, January 9).  The U. S. did a major report on campus hunger. Here are 3 takeaways.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Brown, D. (2019, December 4). USF's food pantry initiatives fight student hunger, stigma.  WUSF News.

More Articles

Bauer-Wolf, Jeremy (2017, August 1)   Students without food.  Inside Higher Ed.  Retrieved from


Carapezza, Kirk.  (2017, February 8).  The number of hungry and homeless students rises along with college costs.  NPR


Diamond, K. K., & Stebleton, M. J. (2017, April 11).  “Do you understand what it means to be hungry?” Food insecurity on campus and the role of higher education professionals.  The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.  Retrieved from


Goldrick-Rab, Sara.  (2017, November 7).  Poverty is largely invisible among college students.  Talk Poverty.  Retrieved from


Reed, Matt  (2017, October 24). "I chose abuse, because it seemed safer": A report from the #RealCollege conference on food insecurity of students   Inside Higher Ed  Retrieved from


The Second #RealCollege Convening on College Food and Housing Insecurity.

October 23 and 24. Philadelphia, Temple University

Storify (i.e. tweets from the conference held at Temple University, October 23 and 24, 2017). Retrieved from

United States. GAO. Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits  GAO-19-95: Published: Dec 21, 2018. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2019.