Food Insecurity on Campus

 

 

basket of  food

Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to enough food or limited and uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate food.

According to the Regional Foodbank of Oklahoma, one in six Oklahomans struggle with hunger. Many within the SSC community suffer from food insecurity issues.

 

 

Lack of nutritious food can be detrimental to the success of our students. Financial hardship can be distracting and can compromise students' ability to perform well in classes.

 

 

On College Campuses, according to National Students Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness students fall into these catergories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Hunger In Oklahoma Executive Summary

72 % Househods choose between food & utilities,   66% choose between food & medical care,  27% choose between food & education

 

 

66% house holds choose between fodd and medical care

27% chosse between food and education