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.
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.
Buzzfeed writer Matthew Guiver recently took on a hunger challenge, in which he lived off food stamps for five days and wrote about his experiences. He is just the latest in a long line of journalists, politicians and celebrities who have done the same to raise awareness about poverty and hunger in the United States.
‘Tis the season to be jolly unless you’re a homeless person living in Los Angeles, as two City Council members have proposed a ban on feeding homeless people in public spaces.
The United States received some pretty sobering news Monday: There are more hungry people in this country now then at any other time since the government has tracked the statistic.
The University of La Verne welcomed Sen. George McGovern to speak on campus in a variety of lectures. The focal point of his visit was his lecture on Thursday titled “Ending Hunger in Our Time.”
The world’s growing population and the millions of people living in poverty could be the perfect setup for the biotech industry to take over and turn our food into genetically modified organisms, in fact, it has.
Campbell’s Soup just made donating a can of soup easier than ever. With football season at its peak Campbell Soup and the National Football League have joined to support project Tackling Hunger.