The Growing Problem of Food Insecurity on College Campuses

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows that we have a growing campus hunger problem in higher ed.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, more and more colleges are working to solve this food insecurity problem for their students. From on-campus food pantries, to accepting food stamps, to providing micro-loan options as emergency funds.

The takeaway? As we proudly increase access to higher education, more students are coming to higher ed from scenarios like food insecurity that our campuses may not have a whole lot of experience in helping solve for. So how do we better support, better educate, and better partner with governmental options so our students can focus on their education, and not their empty stomachs.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

As AVP of Marketing, Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.