Common Problem, Common Solutions
Michigan Tech is not alone. Many universities are discovering that large proportions of their student bodies are going hungry. For example, an Oregon university found that 59 percent of its student body grappled with food insecurity during a one-year period (reference). At Virginia Commonwealth University 57 percent of students reported hunger issues (reference). Campuses across the country are answering the need by providing resources to students. Creating a campus food pantry and educating the community about the problem and how to help are among the most effective tactics.