This study investigated the prevalence of food insecurity among college students at a Mid- Atlantic state university, as well as what factors can help predict vulnerability to food insecurity. We surveyed a stratified random sample of 7,216 students; 26% (n=1,874) completed the online questionnaire. Results demonstrated that 31.7% (n=594) were food insecure. Race, financial aid, housing instability, students’ annual income and prior use of food assistance were significantly associated with food insecurity. Proposed solutions to address food insecurity include reforms to federal and state food assistance programs, as well as additional uniform support services for food insecure students at the college/university level.
Delshad, A. B., Gilbo, M., Roth-Saks, J., & Monahan, L. (2021). Seeking Food Justice for College Students: The Prevalence of Food Insecurity, Risk Factors and Paths Forward. Journal of Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education, 3(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/jarihe/vol3/iss1/1