The Impact of Food Insecurity on College Students

Food insecurity is a growing issue among college students that poses significant challenges to their academic achievement, physical and mental health, and overall welfare. Students experiencing food insecurity may find themselves skipping meals, consuming less healthy foods, or contemplating dropping out of college, causing additional stress, anxiety, and depression on top of the academic demands of college life. This issue is particularly complex for first-generation, low-income, and marginalized students. Addressing food insecurity is essential to creating equal opportunities for all students to thrive in college.