Feed Yosef Initiative Provides Students In Need with Meal Cards

The Reich College of Education (RCOE) provided campus dining meal cards worth $150 each to 21 students who are food insecure through the new Feed Yosef Initiative during the spring 2021 semester.

Established by the RCOE Advancement Board, the initiative helps to alleviate student food insecurity.

According to Feeding America, “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food insecurity exists when people do not have adequate physical, social or economic access to food."

A study from The Hope Center in 2018 found that 45% of 86,000 college students surveyed were food insecure in the previous 30 days. 

“We are learning more and more about this issue on a student by student basis,” said Stephanie Moretz, RCOE Scholarship Coordinator. “It can be difficult to figure out the severity of any given student's food insecurity because colleges rely on self-reporting and on-campus foodbanks like ours located in East Hall.”

As the scholarship coordinator, Moretz created the plan for matching students to the initiative. Students who need assistance can apply for the program each semester. 

If you are food insecure and need food immediately please visit the Mountaineer Food Hub located in East Hall. Email sustainability@appstate.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Published: Apr 20, 2021 3:09pm