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Food Insecurity and College Students: Home

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


The Hillsborough Community College campuses have set up food pantries See Food 2 Finish 

July 2, 2021:  Need some more ideas on locations for food distribution in your area? Google tool: findfoodsupport. (Information from )

NEWS! The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act temporarily expands SNAP eligibility to include students who either:

  • Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular academic year, as determined by the higher education institution; or
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of zero in the current academic year. This includes students who are eligible for a maximum Pell Grant.

The temporary exemptions will be in effect until 30 days after the Covid public health emergency is lifted. More information can be found on the SNAP benefits for students webpage and Q&A on student eligibility.  - From the Community College Daily

Books on Food Insecurity

RealCollege Press

"#RealCollege focuses on the struggles, triumphs, and realities of what it means to be in college today. Through education, innovation, and collective action we seek to change the landscape of higher education so that all students can afford and complete their studies."

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Brandon Campus - Food 2 Finish soft launch August 21, 2019

The Hillsborough Community College  - Brandon campus. Food2Finish. 


Partners include the HCC FoundationFeeding Tampa Bay;  Suncoast Credit Union. 


Food2Finish poster with Suncoast Credit Union's supportBrandon Area Drive-Thru Mega Pantry  Thursdays 4 - 6:30 PM

How are other food pantries operating during the pandemic?

More information

Can already existing government programs help?   

Young Invincibles. (2018, February) Rethinking SNAP benefits for college students.


Kelly, R. (2020, September 9).  Universities roll out food delivery by robot.  Campus Technology.

Twitter hashtags and handles


@CUFBA    College and University Food Bank Alliance  



@hope4college  Hope Center for College