WXIA-TV, 11Alive, highlighted the issue of food insecurity among college students and what Georgia State University is doing to tackle the problem. The 11Alive feature was part of a larger 11Alive and Salvation Army annual canned food drive.
Associate Vice President for Student Success Allison Calhoun-Brown, said in the interview that food insecurity hurts students’ academic progress. Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Interim Dean Huanbiao Mo told of the challenges meeting student demands for food from the pantry.
Pantry manager Laura Brown, a coordinated program student, said food insecurity among college students on the Georgia State campus has grown recently.
“Last month, we saw over 600 students and we’re only open 10 hours a week,” said Brown.
The pantry is gearing up for Spring Semester requests now. To help stock the pantry, visit http://bit.ly/Pantrywishlist.