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Food Insecurity

Still Hungry and Homeless in College

Still Hungry and Homeless in College
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This is the third report in a series from the Wisconsin Hope Lab that examines food and housing insecurity among undergraduates in the US. The first two reports focused on community college students, while this report presents findings from a survey of students attending four-year institutions. The researchers found 36 percent of university students reported being food insecure in the 30 days preceding the survey compared with 42 percent of community college students. Similarly, 36 percent of university students reported being housing insecure in the last year compared with 51 percent of community college students. Homelessness was 9 percent versus 12 percent, respectively. The researchers contend these findings indicate unmet basic needs disproportionately affect more marginalized students who often work long hours in addition to their academic workloads. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25618
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Richardson, J., Schneider, J., Hernandez, A., Cady, C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Hope Center website: https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Wisconsin-HOPE-Lab-…

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report about basic needs insecurity among college students presents findings from a survey of more than 33,000 students enrolled at 70 community colleges in 24 states. From these results, the authors report that about half of community college students were housing insecure and approximately 14 percent were homeless. They found that two of every three students who participated in the survey were dealing with food insecurity. The findings indicate that two sub-populations experienced higher basic needs insecurity than other students—those who were formerly in the foster care system and those who had children.  The authors provide their research methodology and data as well as several case studies of student participants. They also offer recommendations for improving policies and practices to help address basic needs security among community college students.

Accession number
25450
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Richardson, J., Hernandez, A.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab website at: http://wihopelab.com/publications/hungry-and-homeless-in-college-report…

Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students

Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report describes the Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students Initiative, which was launched in fall 2017. It provides key findings from a survey of a representative sample of NC State students (n=1,949) about food and housing security on statewide campuses. According to survey findings, 14 percent reported low or very low food security over the past 30 days and 9.6 percent experienced homelessness over the last 12 months. The researchers found an overlap between food and housing insecurity: 24 percent of students who had been homeless within the last year had also been food insecure in the last 30 days. The report includes recommendations for resolving food and housing insecurity among college students: 1) establish a permanent advisory council of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners; 2) coordinate services through a single point of contact; 3) develop an intentional research agenda; 4) secure funding streams; and 5) raise awareness and conduct ongoing outreach. Other program considerations include helping students access financial resources such as SNAP and FAFSA at the federal level and institution level resources, such as emergency funds and short-term loans. The report includes a list of resources with links to additional information. 

Accession number
25456
Authors
Haskett, M.E., Majumder, S., Kotter-Grühn, D.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoolhouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NC-Sta…

FAQ for Still Hungry and Homeless in College

FAQ for Still Hungry and Homeless in College
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This is a companion piece for the report, Still Hungry and Homeless in College, which presents results from a national survey about housing and food insecurity among university students. This document provides answers to questions readers may have about the findings presented in the full report. 

Accession number
25609
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Hope Center website at: https://hope4college.com/reports/

Connecting Compassion with Service: Opening Doors for a Neglected Population in the Academic Library

Connecting Compassion with Service: Opening Doors for a Neglected Population in the Academic Library
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article recounts the efforts of faculty and library staff at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee to address the needs of students experiencing housing and food insecurity. They compiled information about campus and community resources via a LibGuide and trained colleagues about the guide and best practices for helping this student population. In addition, they now offer hygiene kits for students, serve as a depot for farmers market surplus, and manage a permanent food pantry. They have also screened the film Paper Tigers to raise awareness during Homelessness Awareness Week. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25829
Authors
Wood, N., Reid, T., Harris, J.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Tennessee Libraries

Volume new
69
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download at https://www.tnla.org/page/69_2_Wood

College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report

College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Hope Center) describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered to nearly 86,000 students at 123 two- and four-year institutions. The survey shows rates of basic needs insecurity are higher for students attending two-year colleges, former foster youth, military, and formerly convicted of a crime. The researchers found that being employed and receiving federal student aid do not lower the risk of basic needs insecurity for students. They conclude that basic needs insecurity is a substantial problem that requires a systemic response. The report outlines five action steps for administrators, faculty, staff, and students to support basic needs on campus. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25758
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Baker-Smith, C., Coca, V., Looker, V., Williams, T.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Hope Center website at: https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/HOPE_realcollege_Na…

Addressing Basic Needs Security in Higher Education: An Introduction to Three Evaluations of Supports for Food and Housing at Community Colleges

Addressing Basic Needs Security in Higher Education: An Introduction to Three Evaluations of Supports for Food and Housing at Community Colleges
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report provides information about the launch of a three-year evaluation of promising approaches to addressing food and housing insecurity by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. The researchers plan to work with community college leaders in Boston, Houston, and Tacoma, Washington, to test, refine, and scale efforts to improve the well-being of students and increase their chances of earning degrees. The three programs under evaluation are Meal Vouchers at Bunker Hill Community College, Food Scholarships at Houston Community College, and Housing Vouchers at Tacoma Community College. All three programs were developed by community colleges and their partners based on their local needs, resources, and opportunities. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25620
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Broton, K.M., Hernandez, D.C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2017
Availability

full report available for download on the Hope Center at: https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Addressing-Basic-Ne…