How Higher Ed Is Confronting Hunger and Homelessness


As calls grow for colleges to open food banks and assist homeless students, a debate is stirring over just how widespread student hunger and homelessness really are, and what colleges should do about it.

While one recent report claims that nearly half of students have experienced housing or food insecurity within the past year, other researchers have marked the number closer to 12 percent – still a significant portion of the student body.

In this webinar you will hear from a reporter who has investigated the homeless student numbers and a researcher studying the subject.

The conversation addresses:

  • How reporters can determine the scope of the problem in their communities.
  • What services schools are (or should be) providing to meet the needs of this student population.
  • What resources can help journalists report responsibly and accurately about student homelessness and food insecurity.

This webinar was presented on Thursday, May 30, 2019.