As a Catholic and Vincentian University deeply concerned about the health and wellness of its students, St. John’s University recognizes the need to continue to better understand the predominance of the issue of food and housing insecurity among our students, and identify relevant and useful ways to address it. If you have concerns about meeting your own basic needs or have concerns for another student, please see the information below and/or please fill out the basic needs information request form.
Recently, food insecurity among university students has received increasing local and national attention. A student’s inability to consistently obtain nutritious food is a potentially serious health issue.
If you are experiencing food insecurity, or know of a student who is, please refer to the information below for resources available to help support St. John’s University students.
Go to www.foodpantries.org to find a food pantry near you.
Click here to find additional support near you.
Jackie Lochrie, Acting Dean of Students
Victoria Santangelo, Associate Vice President for University Ministry
Kimathi Gordon-Somers, Esq., Assistant Dean for Students, Law School
David Gachigo, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Tri Duong, C.M., Campus Minister, Campus Ministry
“Sens. Warren, Markey, Murray and Stabenow Request GAO Study on Food Insecurity at American Colleges and Universities” (February 23, 2017)https://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1457
“There's a hunger problem on America's college campuses” (December 6, 2016)
Katie Lobosco, CNN Moneyhttp://money.cnn.com/2016/12/06/pf/college/college-food-pantry/
“George Washington University Opens Food Pantry For Students” (October 6, 2016)
Audie Cornish, NPR All Things Consideredhttp://www.npr.org/2016/10/06/496911617/george-washington-university-opens-food-pantry-for-students
“Leftover Meal Plan Swipes: No Waste Here” (August 5, 2016)
Laura Pappanoaug, The New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/education/edlife/what-to-do-with-those-leftover-meal-plan-swipes.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share
“Landscape Analysis of Emergency Aid Programs” (2016)
Kevin Kruger, Amelia Parnell, and Alexis Wesaw, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education http://www.naspa.org/images/uploads/main/Emergency_Aid_Report.pdf
“When College Students Need Food Pantries More Than Textbooks: Universities are discovering that keeping low-income students in school takes more than financial aid” (July 9, 2016)
Emily Deru, The Atlantichttp://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/when-college-students-need-food-pantries-more-than-textbooks/490607/
“Eating Matters: Campus Hunger” (March 11, 2016)
Nate Smith-Tyge, College and University Food Bank Alliance, http://www.cufba.org/eating-matters-episode-46-campus-hunger/
“Students Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Books and Food” (February 28, 2016)
Clare Cady, Chronicle of Higher Educationhttps://shar.es/1CcXt1“College of Staten Island opens campus food pantry” (February 22, 2016)
Kristin F. Dalton, Staten Island Advancehttp://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/02/the_college_of_staten_island_o.html“Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates” (December 2015)
Sara Goldrick-Rab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Katharine Broton University of Wisconsin-Madison Daniel Eisenberg University of Michiganhttp://wihopelab.com/publications/Wisconsin_hope_lab_hungry_to_learn.pdf
“Food pantry for needy students opens at Nassau Community College” (November 7, 2015)
Candice Ferrette, New York Newsdayhttp://www.newsday.com/long-island/food-pantry-for-needy-students-opens-at-nassau-community-college-1.11070535
“As College Tuition Spikes, Soup Kitchens Are the New Cafeteria” (November 4, 2015)
Joseph Williams, TakeParthttp://www.takepart.com/article/2015/11/04/as-college-tuition-spikes-soup-kitchens-are-new-cafeteria
“How Many College Students Are Going Hungry?” (November 3, 2015)
Steve Kolowich, Chronicle of Higher Educationhttp://www.monroecountyedfound.com/?p=1327
“Columbia University unveils plan to feed students who can't afford to eat” (September 22, 2015)
Emma Miller, Columbia Universityhttp://college.usatoday.com/2015/09/22/columbia-university-food-insecurity/