Real change starts with education and information. While some students are comfortable reaching out for help, many are not comfortable disclosing their personal financial or hunger situations. Here are some ways that you can provide information and resources, without waiting for students in need to come to you.
- A D2L widget is available to help you connect your student to food and related resources. Just logging to D2L and locate the CISFS in the widgets.
- Request a brief presentation on food assistance resources for your class or department. We can adjust the presentation based on audience, interest, and available time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Incorporate a service-learning or volunteer component to your class. Visit our page on volunteer opportunities to get started.
- Syllabus Blurb: Instructors and departments can include a sentence on their syllabus or webpage so that PSU students know that help is available to them. Here are some suggestions:
For information on food assistance and other resources, please visit the "I Need Help With..." page.
42% of PSU students do not have regular access to nutritious, affordable, culturally relevant food for themselves or their family. Visit the Committee for Improving Student Food Security website to learn how you can get involved, or find support if you are experiencing food insecurity.
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Articles, Research & Studies
A list of articles, studies and research on topics related to food insecurity. Please let us know about new resources, tools, and articles you have discovered and would like to share.
Organizations involved in hunger relief
A variety of organizations that provide direct support, advocacy and policy work, research and studies, and opportunities to get involved.
Volunteer & Service Opportunities
A variety of local organizations, both on- and off-campus with volunteer opportunities for your students, either individually or as a class.
2017 CISFS Report
PSU Student Food Security Assessments
Highlights the Committee efforts, achievements, and results from the 2014 and 2016 PSU Student Food Security Assessments; and National, State, & County Food Insecurity Statistics.