On World Food Day, Cedar Crest College works to combat food insecurity among students

On World Food Day, Cedar Crest College works to combat food insecurity among students On World Food Day, Cedar Crest College works to combat food insecurity among students

October 15, 20181 min read

World Food Day -- an annual event established by the United Nations in 1945 -- will be celebrated on October 16, 2018. Cedar Crest College will join the celebration by continuing to work diligently to eliminate food insecurity among its students.


The college's Closing the Gap Committee is holding a Fall Food Drive through October 22 to help stock the campus Resource Pantry. The pantry is open to all students – traditional undergrads, adult learners and graduate students. It offers non-perishable food items, toiletries and frozen meals.The pantry operates solely on donations and gifts.


“It is harder to concentrate on your academic work when you are hungry,” said Mary Alice Ozechoski, Vice President of Student Affairs & Traditional Enrollment. “We believe that students who are food insecure need assistance so they can focus on what matters: completing their education.”

           

Cedar Crest College was one of dozens of schools to participate in a recent survey conducted by Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab assessing the basic needs of university students across the nation. The study determined that 36 percent of students on U.S. College campuses suffer from food insecurity. You can read the full report here.


Mary Alice Ozechoski is available to speak with media regarding this issue. Simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.


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