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Lakers Care and Share

Lakers Care and Share is a program developed to help students who are struggling with food and housing insecurity and having other essential needs. Access information on food and housing resources both on campus and off campus. Learn more about our meal share program, Laker Care Closet, and mini food pantries located around campus.

SCARE AWAY HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
October 18-29, 2021

 

If you can’t find the information you need, email us at lakerscareshare@clayton.edu

Student Food and Housing Insecurity Advisory Committee

The Student Food and Housing Insecurity Advisory Committee is charged with assisting the university in enhancing its programs and services related to addressing student food and housing insecurity. 

In 2016, Lakers Care and Share place was established to provide students with information and resources related to food and housing insecurity.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. A national study conducted by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness indicates that almost half of college students report that they have experienced food insecurity. 

Students who experience food insecurity often also suffer from housing insecurity, such as difficulty paying the rent, mortgage, or utility bills. In fact, 64 percent of food insecure students report experiencing some type of housing insecurity.

It is no wonder that problems with food or housing impact student’s education. The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness study found that these students tend to have problems buying textbooks, have had to miss class, and have even dropped class. 

The University periodically participates in a national study on student food and housing insecurity that provide us with a better understanding of needs specific to Clayton State students.