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Food pantry doesn’t solve bigger problem

Food pantry doesn’t solve bigger problem

Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

Last week, UVM saw an unprecedented event: the opening of an on-campus food pantry for students and UVM community members. It was heralded by SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, several food activism clubs on campus and the UVM administration as a landmark movement to fight “food insecurity” ...

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

 Snow melts in front of the Hills Agricultural Building, Jan. 25. The building is set to become the home of Rally Cat’s Cupboard and Closet, an on-campus food pantry and thrift store.

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2020

A project that was started last year to address food insecurity on campus has found a place to open.  Rally Cat’s Cupboard, a food pantry created by SGA, is designed to help food insecure undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  It will be will open Feb. 24 and is located in Hills Ag...

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Extra swipes won't fix food insecurity

Kim Henry

April 12, 2019

When my friend told me about the University’s Swipe Out Hunger program, I thought UVM had finally solved my biggest grievance: eating on campus. I live off campus, so it’s hard to prep enough food to get through long days. I wouldn’t identify as “food insecure,” but I definitely can’t afford...

Food insecurity: a local issue with national attention

Sophomore Anna Porter is UVM's representative for The Campus Hunger Project, an advocacy campaign for Challah for Hunger. Challah for Hunger and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger were among organizations that lobbied for a study on student food insecurity by the Government Accountability Office.

Sophia Venturo and Cullen Paradis

January 29, 2019

A federal report on student hunger showed that UVM is not alone in having a problem with student food insecurity. The federal report found that four in 10 students at four-year colleges are food insecure. UVM food insecurity studies found that 17 to 25 percent of UVM students are food insecure, acc...

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

Sophomore Emilie Begin looks through shirts at the Vermont Student Environmental Program's thrift shop initiative called Cat's Closet, located in the Rosa Parks Room in the Davis Center.

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 27, 2018

To help fix food insecurity at UVM, a food pantry and meal swipe bank program will soon come to campus. Two surveys given to the UVM community found that 17 to 25 percent of undergraduate students at UVM don’t have access to enough food. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, has been working on a food...

Food insecurity needs solutions

Food insecurity needs solutions

Staff Editorial

October 10, 2018

College life is often hectic and stressful. Between studying, a social life, work and extracurriculars, students shouldn’t have to worry about their next meal.     An April 2018 study from the Wisconsin Hope Lab found that 36 percent of university students in the U.S. were food insecure. Hunger ...

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist....

Staff Editorial

February 21, 2018

When we heard about the work that several departments and students are doing to address food insecurity in the UVM community, our hearts swelled. Their work, which is rooted in action, is more meaningful than that of sofa protesters upset with the political climate. If the special brand of activists on c...

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