Food insecurity is surprisingly high among college students. About 36% of university students in the United States are food insecure, according to a study conducted by Temple University and Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
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One in three students at the University of La Verne is not certain where their next meal will come from, according to a survey conducted by five students in the University’s honors program.
The Leo Food Pantry was put in place in 2016 in response to the growing need at the University of La Verne, mirroring state and national trends in food insecurity among college students.
For three days before Thanksgiving, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life distributed boxes of food for students in need at the Interfaith Chapel.
Starbucks has announced it will donate all its leftover food to charity in an effort to provide meals for those who struggle with hunger and food insecurity. The announcement was made on the coffee chain’s website last Tuesday and we’d like to praise Starbucks for this positive decision.
While undergraduate students who live on campus must purchase a meal plan, other students at times go hungry but a new student-run organization plans on ending the hunger pains of students.