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Food Insecurity on Campus

Action and Intervention

As the price of college continues to rise and the incomes of most Americans stagnate, too many college students are going hungry. According to researchers, approximately half of all undergraduates are food insecure. Food Insecurity on Campus—the first book to describe the problem—meets higher education's growing demand to tackle the pressing question "How can we end student hunger?"

Essays by a diverse set of authors, each working to address food insecurity in higher education, describe unique approaches to the topic. They also offer insights into the most promising strategies to combat student hunger, including

• utilizing research to raise awareness and enact change;
• creating campus pantries, emergency aid programs, and meal voucher initiatives to meet immediate needs;
• leveraging public benefits and nonprofit partnerships to provide additional resources;
• changing higher education systems and college cultures to better serve students; and
• drawing on student activism and administrative clout to influence federal, state, and local policies.

Arguing that practice and policy are improved when informed by research, Food Insecurity on Campus combines the power of data with detailed storytelling to illustrate current conditions. A foreword by Sara Goldrick-Rab further contextualizes the problem. Offering concrete guidance to anyone seeking to understand and support college students experiencing food insecurity, the book encourages readers to draw from the lessons learned to create a comprehensive strategy to fight student hunger.

Contributors: Talia Berday-Sacks, Denise Woods-Bevly, Katharine M. Broton, Clare L. Cady, Samuel Chu, Sarah Crawford, Cara Crowley, Rashida M. Crutchfield, James Dubick, Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Jordan Herrera, Nicole Hindes, Russell Lowery-Hart, Jennifer J. Maguire, Michael Rosen, Sabrina Sanders, Rachel Sumekh

About the Authors

Katharine M. Broton is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies and (by courtesy) the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa. Clare L. Cady is the director and cofounder of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.

Endorsements

"The publication of this edited volume on the issues and solutions surrounding food insecurity on college campuses comes at a critical time. Showcasing a wide range of programs and solutions to food insecurity among college students, this completely original book is the first of its kind. University administrators, student services personnel, faculty, and policymakers need this book."

- Lisa Henry, University of North Texas

"Only in the last few years has the public (and many university administrators) become aware of the fact that substantial numbers of undergraduates are so financially stressed that they face food insecurity: skipping meals, eating cheap and sometimes non-nutritious food to save money, and enduring hunger on a frequent basis. Broton, Cady, and their colleagues deserve great credit for documenting this phenomenon and successfully publicizing the issue."

- Paul Attewell, City University of New York, coeditor of Growing Gaps: Educational Inequality around the World

"An incisive history and primer on campus hunger! Punctuated by student voices and research data that defy the myth of the care-free undergrad, each chapter reveals the real struggles and aspirations of non-traditional students in poverty. Recommendations on local action and national policies are must-reads for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers."

- Pam Y. Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College

"As colleges and universities focus on closing persistent attainment gaps and increasing degree completion rates for all students, they must address the fact that food insecurity is a significant barrier to student success. This book is a critical resource and call to action for campus leaders confronting this growing campus reality."

- Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

"No student should have to choose between education and eating. Weaving together students' stories with the latest evidence, the authors paint a compelling picture of the challenges facing today's college students and, most importantly, offer concrete ideas on how to improve higher education systems and policies."

- John King, Jr., President/CEO, The Education Trust

"Everyone who wants to understand what is driving food insecurity among college students and what to do about it should read this book. It provides useful, practical information on a wide variety of approaches to making sure that students' basic needs are met so that they can concentrate on their studies and complete their degrees."

- Janet Poppendieck, City University of New York Urban Food Policy Institute, author of Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement

"This book highlights critical stories of students in need, as well as successful strategies for mitigating the basic needs crisis, in a way that accurately portrays the importance of student voices in creating effective change on college campuses. It explores real situations, real issues, and real solutions."

- Michael Wiafe, President, California State Student Association
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