Food Insecurity

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One in three college students in this country does not get enough to eat every day. And that statistic is from before the pandemic.

Food insecurity on campus has been a hidden problem for a long time and Virginia Tech is stepping in to help.

Food Access for Students

Food insecurity has become more of a problem, for more people, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s something many don’t want to talk about. 

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More than half a million children in Virginia are now eligible for extra dollars to help pay for food. It’s part of a pandemic benefit program from the federal government. 

With Schools Closed, Communities Pitch In to Feed Kids

Mar 18, 2020
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Now that Governor Northam has shut down schools to stem the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s a push across the state to make sure children who rely on subsidized meals don’t go hungry.


Many schools around Virginia try to attract students from low-income families with scholarships, grants and loans – but with the cost of living going up, some of those kids run out of cash.  That’s prompted universities to open food pantries.