Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Student & Starving: A Roundtable Addressing Hunger Among College Students

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
The Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. Centre at Halifax Community College
College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
United States

Student & Starving: A Roundtable Addressing Hunger Among High School & College Students

Join Congressman G. K. Butterfield, local leaders, and subject matter experts for an open roundtable discussion on hunger among college students.

Featuring: 

  • Dr. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Department of Agrucultural and Human Sciences, NC State University
  • Dr. Barbara Bradley-Hasty, Halifax Community College
  • Maxine White, The Coalition for Healthier Eating
  • Jadi Chapman, Feeding America

A recent study, Still Hungry and Homeless in College, found 36 percent of college students reported that they had been "food insecure" in the past 30 days, meaning they were not eating healthy, nutritious food or even had the ability to “acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner.”

The research also found that around one quarter of college students said they have skipped meals or cut the size of their portions because they couldn’t afford to eat properly, with 18 percent being forced to do so on at least three occasions in the last 30 days.

This roundtable discussion will address how educational attainment is hindered due to food insecurity, how basic needs insecurity such as housing and food disproportionately affect marginalized students, and what elected officials, college leadership, and the community can do to support students and tackle food insecurity.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, click here or register below.