Soup for lunch, crackers for dinner: Food insecurity leaves some UNC students scrounging for meals

By Annabeth Poe


Carolina Cupboard, located in Avery Residence Hall, provides food for UNC students and faculty who are food insecure. (Annabeth Poe / Carolina Connection)

A recent report concluded that 45% of college students nationwide are food insecure. The report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice surveyed more than 86,000 students across the country at two-year and four-year institutions.

At UNC, a study found food insecurity so common on campus that almost 6,000 students lack access to food on a regular basis.

Annabeth Poe has more.


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