Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 15% of Southern Arizonans struggled with food insecurity. College students might not be the first group that comes to mind when thinking of this issue, but research suggests that they are often at heightened risk.
On average, 1 in 3 college students struggle with food access during their education.
The UA Campus Pantry was established by students, volunteers, and staff in 2012 to alleviate hunger among the University of Arizona community.
The pantry provides food to students, faculty, and staff facing challenges,
which may include lack of dependable transportation or limited access to healthy options. The pantry is open multiple days week, giving people the opportunity to secure staples like milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.