For immediate release
John V. Cardone
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
STATEMENT on Food Insecurity
Pittsburgh, Pa. — In the spirit of the Mercy value of service to others, Carlow University has developed a food bank to address the problem of food insecurity among college students.
Results from a 2019 survey conducted by Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, revealed 40 percent of college students have experienced food insecurity in the last 30 days. This means that in a class of 30 students, 12 students are not certain when they will eat again. It is believed that COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem.
In addition to taking a toll on physical and emotional health, college students who worry about food often see their academic performance affected.
Carlow’s food bank, staffed totally by students, was formed with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The American Heart Association provided refrigerators for Carlow’s Food Bank so the university can offer fresh food as well as non-perishable items.
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