Help Decrease Food Insecurity on Campus
Food insecurity is one of the most pressing issues on college campuses today. Food4ThoughtKU was founded by a group of KU students who are a part of the Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) student organization. These students found a passion in serving alongside their peers and community to combat food insecurity on KU's campus.
The Food4Thought Campaign will help increase awareness by providing funding to programs through the LCM student organization that supplies students with free food. These programs include Campus Cupboard, Cupboard on Wheels, and Noodle Nights at the West Wood House.
We need YOUR help to keep these wonderful, accessible programs running for students. In 2016, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness organization reported that 64% of food insecure students experience some type of housing insecurity, and of those students, 32% feel that it directly effects their education. Additionally, it is reported that skipping meals is associated with decreased cognitive performance among students (National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness, 2016).
With additional funds, there can be a larger supply of food for students and we can minimize the amount of food insecurity on campus. The cupboards act as a "food pantry" for anyone who needs it, and the Noodle Night provides students with free Ramen Bowls every Thursday night. These are great programs, and with increased awareness, they can be utilized by even more KU students.
Make your gift today and help us shape what food insecurity looks like on KU's campus. With your help, we will be able to create a foundation for Jawhawks both at KU and beyond.
This project is sponsored by Student Endowment Board. To learn more about SEB, click here.