Exploring issues in food insecurity on college campuses: Part 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Roosevelt 7, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Courtney Gallaher
Chairs: Courtney Gallaher


There has been growing public recognition that college students in the United States are grappling with food insecurity yet the data on to what extent and how this affecting college students is limited and narrowly focused. In particular, there has been little attention paid to cultural or spatial differences in how college students perceive and experience food insecurity. In this session we seek to explore the complexities of food insecurity on college campus, including empirical or theoretical approaches to better understanding the problem, and as well as the variety of responses used by universities and surrounding communities to address this issue (e.g. food pantries, university gardens, etc.).


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Elizabeth Castner*, UC Davis Geography Graduate Group, Gwyneth Manser*, UC Davis Geography Graduate Group, Angela M. Chapman, Geography Graduate Group, University of California, Davis, Student Food Insecurity at the University of California, Davis: Using Design Thinking to Generate Creative Solutions 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Aileen Profir*, South Dakota State University, Access Denied! The need to re-evaluate our definition of accessibility as a measure of food insecurity in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Gina K. Thornburg*, Independent Scholar-Activist, Emergency Food on Campus: A Comparison of Food Pantries across Three L.A. Campuses 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Courtney Gallaher*, Northern Illinois University, Kristen Borre, Northern Illinois University, Measuring Food Insecurity Across Diverse College Student Populations at Northern Illinois University 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Kristen Borre*, , Courtney Gallaher, Northern Illinois University, “ME, hungry? I’m not starving! Others are worse off than me.” Constructing the Concept of Food Security on College Campuses 20 4:25 PM

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