September 7, 2021 – September is Hunger Action Month, a time when people across the country will be taking a stand against hunger. Saints Food Share is fighting hunger and fueling student success by offering SF students and employees free non-perishable food, as well as referrals to campus and community resources. The Division of Student Affairs is hosting a food drive for Saints Food Share from Monday, Sept. 13, to Friday, Sept. 17, which is Hunger Action Day.
Donation bins are located in the Student Life Lobby (S-127), Student Affairs Lobby (R-211), Athletics Lobby (V-01), and TRIO Hub (L-51). Donations can also be dropped off at any of SF’s centers to stock their pantries. All unexpired, unopened, non-perishable food is accepted. We’re requesting the following items that are in high demand and low supply:
- Pasta + Sauce
- Canned protein
- Canned fruit
- Individual snacks
Recent studies have shown links between food insecurity and student’s having trouble in classes. A 2019 survey of nearly 86,000 college students at 123 two- and four-year institutions reported that 45% of respondents were food insecure in the prior 30 days. Feeding America estimates that 15.4% of Alachua County residents and 18.3% of Bradford County residents experienced food insecurity in 2020.
Please consider donating to our Hunger Action Month food drive to support Saints Food Share and fight food insecurity throughout our campus community. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.