Published November 10, 2022

The problem of food insecurity is widespread—more than most people realize. Experts say at least 30 percent of U.S. college students wrestle with it. And in case you’re wondering what food security is, you can also call it by another name: hunger. It’s a reality even in our own beloved Rutgers community.

Together we can do something about it—and right now is a great time to get involved. From November 10–23, the Rutgers community is pulling together to Stop Student Hunger. A gift of any amount to Rutgers student food pantries creates real and immediate solutions. It will enable pantries to supply more students with nutritious meals, ingredients, and necessities so they can succeed academically.

To align with a wider effort, our campaign coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs until November 20. But at Rutgers, we’re pressing forward with our efforts for two extra days—because fighting student hunger is that important. We’re going the distance for anyone who needs an extra hand.

After all, students should be able to focus on what they’re really here for: studying, learning, and building their futures. No student should ever have to choose between buying groceries and paying the rent or tuition bill. Let’s give each of them a recipe for success—not hunger.

It only takes a couple of minutes to give. And there are other ways to help, too: volunteering to support the food pantries on social media and even organizing local food drives. Every bit of time, energy, and resources donated to this cause will have a positive impact on students who face hunger.

Are you ready to Stop Student Hunger? Add your support today!

Stop Student Hunger

Food pantries at every Rutgers University location provide hundreds of meals each semester to students in need.