Help Provide Food for Jayhawks
How many KU students would you estimate are hungry or do not get sufficient nutritious and safe food? It’s roughly 7,750 students. How do we know?
Dr. Stacey Swearingen-White, a Faculty Fellow with Student Affairs and professor in Urban Planning, conducted a study of KU students during the spring 2018 semester. That study included both undergraduate and graduate students and found that 31.5% of the respondents were experiencing low food security. Nearly 1/3 of KU students are skipping meals, stretching meals, or making food choices that are cheap and calorically filling; but, lacking the nutrition they need to perform at their best.
Is it really okay for college students to live on a diet of Easy Mac, Ramen, and free pizza? We don’t think so and you probably don’t either. Through Student Affairs, students can apply to receive a KU Dining meal plan at no cost to them. Students can receive 10 meals or 50 meals, depending upon their particular need. These “meal plans” provide students with access to healthy food by allowing them to eat within the KU community at any KU Dining location on the KU campus with other KU students, faculty, and staff members. Your contribution will enable students to eat at the Underground at Wescoe, the Market at the Union, or even Mrs. E’s!
Help us feed hungry Jayhawks. If we meet our fundraising goal of $25,000, we’ll be able to provide 5,000 meals to KU students. Because when you feel well, you do well. And you can’t feel well if you are not getting enough quality food to eat.
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Thank you to our Campaign Ambassadors:
College and Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jayhawk Student One-Stop
KU Dining Services
Office of Diversity & Equity
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Watkins Health Services