Hunger

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Hunger on Campus

Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food – is common at colleges and universities across the country, potentially undermining the educational success of untold thousands of students.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Hunger

New Study: Hunger May Threaten Nearly Half of All College Students

Earlier today, a group of campus-based organizations released results from the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses.

Peanut Butter in Bellies

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Yesterday, the U of O’s OSPIRG chapter hosted its Peanut Butter in Bellies to generate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Food for Lane County.  We engaged over forty volunteers in making 1041 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  This year OSPIRG has generated nearly 1700 food items and raised over $1500 for Food for Lane County.    

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit

Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week on your campus.

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Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet

 

Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus.

 

Campaign | Hunger

Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness

It’s hard to believe, but Oregon has the highest rate of child food insecurity in the country, with nearly 30% of children with limited or uncertain access to adequate food. What’s more is that the number of families in need is on the rise. Right now 138,000 people in Lane County are eligible for food assistance, up from 124,000 people last year. Food banks are struggling to keep up.

Trick-Or-Can

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Our annual Trick-Or-Can event, put on earlier this week by OSPIRG's "End Hunger and Homelessness" campaign, was a huge success!

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