Growing up, many people are told college after high school is a necessity to get a good-paying job and be successful.
Many college students are facing challenges meeting basic needs though and it’s affecting more than just missing a meal.
The Food Depot, New Mexico First and Presbyterian Healthcare Services is hosting a virtual, on-demand showing of the documentary Hungry to Learn, focusing on the lives of college students and challenges they face between March 15 and March 28.
On March 25 there was a live, virtual discussion with The Food Depot’s Executive Director Sherry Hooper and UNM Associate Professor Dr. Sarita Cargas. The discussion included Dr. Cargas’ recent research published in the UNM Basic Needs Report. Click here to view a recording of the Hungry to Learn discussion.
Due to streaming limits and optimizing attendees’ online experience, registration is limited and required. Join us for this free event that discusses one face of hunger that is not often realized.
How Can I Make a Difference? Hungry to Learn and the data from Dr. Cargas’ study have moved me to action.
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College Hunger Reading & Resources
- UNM Basic Needs Report – http://basicneeds.unm.edu/
- Hungry to Learn Documentary – https://soledadobrienproductions.com/hungerfilm
- Forbes Magazine – How Swipe Out Hunger Is Trying to End Hunger Amongst College Students
- The Cornell Review – Columbia University Students Address Food Insecurity with App, Meal Plan Sharing
- Washington Center for Equitable Growth – Boosting Wages for U.S. Workers in the New Economy
- MIT Living Wage Calculator
- Economic Policy Institute
- Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)