College student food insecurity has been identified as a major problem in the United States. A 2019 Temple University report said that 48 percent of community college students nationwide are food insecure. That means they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable food. For #GivingTuesday, December 3, the Volunteer State College Foundation is raising funds to support the Vol State Feed student food bank.
“The Feed at Vol State has been providing students with food and health supplies for the last three years,” said Foundation development officer, Alison Muncy. “The money raised during the #GivingTuesday campaign will be used to buy food and other products so that students in need can focus on studying, rather than worrying about food.”
#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving based on social media and the Internet. The Volunteer State College Foundation has participated in #GivingTuesday for several years to fund book scholarships. To donate and for more information visit www.volstate.edu/foundation