MUHLENBERG | Muhlenberg Hosts Hunger Free Campus Symposium
October 20, 2021, @ 7:45 AM
Sponsored by Muhlenberg’s chapter of Challah for Hunger, the program will bring visibility to food insecurity on college campuses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased levels of food insecurity for college students, and students of color are disproportionately impacted. Food insecurity now impacts nearly one-third of college students at four-year institutions and nearly two-thirds of students at two-year institutions.
On Sunday, October 24, Muhlenberg College will host the Hunger Free Campus Symposium, 2-4:00 p.m., in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall, to bring attention to both the issue and potential solutions.
Registration is required. The event is free and open to the public but masks are required. Light refreshments will be served.
Speakers will include Pennsylvania State Representatives Malcolm Kenyatta and Mike Schlossberg and Congresswoman Susan Wild. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and First Lady Frances Wolf will provide video remarks during the symposium.
Natalie David, ’22, president of Muhlenberg College Challah for Hunger and a mentor for Challah for Hunger nationally, says, “Food insecurity in higher education is a problem that is wholly solvable, but college students, administrators, and state and federal legislators must work together to create sustainable and equitable solutions. Over the past three years, Muhlenberg has taken great strides in addressing food insecurity with initiatives such as emergency grants and the MULE Community Cabinet. Imagine how much more can be done to support students in the Lehigh Valley if our legislators invested in student well-being?”
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