The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

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...

 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.

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

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,...

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...

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.

Food insecurity: a local issue with national attention

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....

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.

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

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...

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...

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...

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