Leverage Resources to Address Student Hunger
Among the more than 38,000 students who responded to The Hope Center’s latest report in the midst of the pandemic, 58% indicated they were experiencing basic needs insecurity. The rates of food insecurity ranged from 42% to 56% at two-year institutions and from 33% to 42% at four-year institutions. These staggering numbers tell a discouraging story: the rate of food insecurity among college students is higher than the rate for the entire U.S. population.
Get actionable takeaways when our expert presenter — Rachel Sumekh, Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger and the author of the Hunger Free Campus Act that was first passed in California and grew to IL, MN, MD and PA — shares her insight into this alarming and growing problem. She will help you understand why college hunger exists, innovative and effective solutions you can employ on your campus, and public policies and campaigns that can also help alleviate college hunger.
You’ll be able to leverage existing resources to help address student hunger and engage key stakeholders — including students — to serve on task forces to design and execute campus-wide initiatives to support this growing need. Provide the support your students need to ensure they can thrive and persist to achieve their academic goals.
We will offer crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Empower students facing food insecurity and those advocating to address their needs — provide an asset-based framework to support and effectively work together to alleviate hunger on your campus.
- Identify the serious impact of food insecurity on the health, well-being, and persistence of students — promote initiatives that fit your campus community, uphold the mission of your institution, and sustain your at-risk students’ academic success.
- Assess and evaluate your current anti-hunger initiatives — engage key stakeholders to serve on task forces to design and execute effective campus-wide initiatives to support this growing need.
- Adopt and adapt public policies and campaigns designed to address student hunger —employ effective solutions and proven successful practices to meet your campus needs. Don’t reinvent the wheel!
- Determine high risk populations — ensure they get the critical support and assistance they need so they do not fall through the cracks.
Rachel Sumekh is the Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger – the leading nonprofit that addresses hunger amongst college students. Her work has been recognized by The Obama White House, The New York Times, and landed her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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