Event Title

Research to Results: Implemeting a Food Pantry at a community college

Location

Allegheny C, Hotel Madison, JMU

Start Date

4-5-2019 4:00 PM

Description

Food insecurity is an issue that plagues college students across the country. Students experiencing food insecurity are less likely to perform well academically and less likely to complete their degree. The Honors Sociology class at Reynolds conducted research and found that food insecurity at Reynolds is consistent with national averages. After consideration, a food pantry implementation committee was formed and, on January 28, 2019, Reynolds’ first food pantries opened on all three campuses. In the first three weeks of operation, we serviced about 100 students. We are in the process of expanding our services to include mobile distributions from Feed More, a program that will include proteins and fresh produce. The food pantry program at Reynolds is a direct result of work done by honors students and faculty and it is an extremely rewarding program. I would like to present on the journey of implementing the food pantry from the research that was done to our current data.

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Apr 5th, 4:00 PM

Research to Results: Implemeting a Food Pantry at a community college

Allegheny C, Hotel Madison, JMU

Food insecurity is an issue that plagues college students across the country. Students experiencing food insecurity are less likely to perform well academically and less likely to complete their degree. The Honors Sociology class at Reynolds conducted research and found that food insecurity at Reynolds is consistent with national averages. After consideration, a food pantry implementation committee was formed and, on January 28, 2019, Reynolds’ first food pantries opened on all three campuses. In the first three weeks of operation, we serviced about 100 students. We are in the process of expanding our services to include mobile distributions from Feed More, a program that will include proteins and fresh produce. The food pantry program at Reynolds is a direct result of work done by honors students and faculty and it is an extremely rewarding program. I would like to present on the journey of implementing the food pantry from the research that was done to our current data.