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Food Insecurity and Homelessness on College Campuses in the Midst of a Pandemic

November 18, 2020  | 1 min read

Woman holding a basket of produceThe Scholarship without Borders Project at Pepperdine University and the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Diversity at Woodbury University will host an online colloquium about food insecurity and hunger at colleges and universities on Saturday, November 21, at 1 PM Pacific Time via Zoom.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact colleges, universities, and the global food system, this event aims to respond to the following questions:

  1. How do we build equitable and inclusive food systems?
  2. What are the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on college and university food pantries?
  3. How have issues around housing and shelter affected students’ basic needs, such as books, tuition, and living expenses?
  4. How have interfaith food services helped college and university students?

Panelists include:

  • H. Eric Schockman, director of the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Diversity at Woodbury University
  • Rachel Sumekh, chief executive officer of Swipe Out Hunger
  • Sonya Sharififard, researcher at Scholarship without Borders at Pepperdine University
  • Marissa Meyers, researcher at the Hope Center at Temple University
  • Teresa Young, coordinator of Disabilities and Accessibility Services at Woodbury University

To access the event on the day of, join the Zoom session by entering the meeting ID (952 5279 0373) and passcode (787314).