Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry, New York Times, Kaya Laterman, May 2, 2019"A survey released this week by Temple University's Hope Center for College, Community and Justice indicated that 45 percent of student respondents from over 100 institutions said they had been food insecure in the past 30 days." "Although the college food-pantry movement is well underway, as there are now over 700 members at the College and University Food Bank Alliance, efforts have recently expanded to include redistributing leftover food from dining halls and catered events, making students eligible for food stamps and other benefits, and perhaps most important, changing national and state education funding to cover living expenses, not just tuition."Join us at the SEFLIN Spring Membership Meeting, May 24, 10 am - 2 pm for information on poverty levels in our region from the ALICE report and a panel of public and academic library directors discussing the services the libraries and campuses are providing for students and their communities. In the SEFLIN region there are CUFBA food pantries on the campuses of FIU, and Miami-Dade College.
RegistrationI look forward to seeing you!Jennifer