Food Insecurity

A Disturbing Concern

Food insecurity among college students is a disturbing concern and in many cases is overlooked by fellow students, faculty, administrators, and the local community. Food insecurity dramatically impacts student success through depression, anxiety, lowered concentration, and lack of energy. These major factors negatively affect academic performance. Recent studies have indicated an average of over 40% food insecurity among all college students. Sadly, students of color are more likely to experience food insecurity than their white counterparts. This can lead to increased drop-out rates among minority students which leads to lower graduation rates. The Floyd Turner Foundation endeavors to support food insecure minority students through philanthropic initiatives and increasing overall awareness.