Morgan State Set to Fight Food Insecurity With Food Resource Center
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Lack of reliable access to affordable, nutritious food is a growing problem on college campuses across the country. At the same time, food insecurity is strongly linked to lower graduation rates.
Next month, Morgan State University (MSU) students who are hungry or food insecure will have a new hub to receive food resources and education around healthy food-related strategies. The campus Food Resource Center (FRC) will offer students canned soups, vegetables, meats, boxed meals, cereal, snacks, and more. The center’s launch comes after universitywide surveys found that 68 percent of MSU students identified as food insecure and 71 percent of students reported skipping meals because of a limited food supply.