Food insecurity, or lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times, has been a national concern for numerous years but has only recently gained attention as a significant concern on college campuses.
Without a strong evidence base, campus leaders who now recognize the pressing issue of campus hunger are left with limited (or yet untested) strategies for action. There is a critical need for transdisciplinary research teams that can systematically advance student hunger solutions and identify feasible, evidence-based solutions for different types of campuses, such as 4-year universities as well as 2-year community and technical colleges.
The purpose of the Hungry to Learn study is to gain insights into the problem of food insecurity among college students in Minnesota. The long-term goal of our transdisciplinary research team is to inform strategies to address and prevent food insecurity on college campuses.
Our intention is for this website to be a resource for Minnesota college and university administrators, staff, and students. Whether you’re an administrator, an academic advisor, or a student-led food pantry leader, we hope to help connect you with useful resources and tools.