North Hennepin Students Fight Hunger
Student leaders at North Hennepin Community College are working toward making their school a hunger-free campus. This week, they held an outreach event on campus.
“We’re just helping students know about the food cupboard on campus and asking what hunger means to them,” explained Mayra Rodriguez, who is a student leader. “Also, how [hunger] affects them or their families and giving them resources to help them.”
Rodriguez also shared information with students on how they can share their story with lawmakers to affect policy change.
Her message may resonate with North Hennepin students more than she knows. A report gathered surveys from two-year Minnesota colleges and says more than 43 percent of respondents worry about running out of food. Forty-four percent say they cannot afford to eat balanced meals.
However, the Hunger-Free Campus initiative wants to bring awareness to those statistics. To learn more about what they are doing, click here.