Recent studies have examined the growing problem of food insecurity among college students in the United States. In recent reports, as many as 30% of all college students are food insecure (CUFBA, 2020). It is imperative that college campuses address this issue, as many students are forced to leave college without completion in order to address financial concerns (Johnson, 2009). Over the last decade, campus-based food pantries have emerged as one means of addressing growing food insecurity among students. However, colleges and universities are facing budget cutbacks and other funding restrictions, creating greater challenges for meeting the needs of financially-struggling students. This article addresses how developing campus food pantries utilizing service-learning, internships and field practicum courses in Human Services programs can assist with addressing this need. By using Human Services students, as well as partnering with local agencies, colleges and universities can address the need for labor and supplies with few to no available state resources, providing a win-win situation for students and colleges.
Redding, Carly L.; McDaniel, Michallene G.; and Allen, Dominique
"A Win-Win: Utilizing Human Services Students to Run a Campus Food Pantry,"
Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice: Vol. 8:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jhstrp/vol8/iss1/3
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