Since 2000, the costs of college for undergraduate degrees in the U.S. rose approximately 40%, resulting in increased food insecurity among students. The emergence of campus food pantries may help to ensure student health and success. This study will: 1) analyze patterns of food insecurity on U.S. campuses and how pantries affect these outcomes; and 2) identify effective related interventions to address cross-cutting socioeconomic issues faced by students. With the College and University Food Bank Association, we will conduct in-depth interviews with both pantry staff and students who access campus pantries across a diversity of campuses by size, geography, and student population. This study will result in increased scholarship with perspectives from multiple disciplines; research and policy advocacy skills of 2-3 undergraduate students; and dissemination of findings to inform best practices that may begin to reduce economic, educational, and health disparities when implemented.
$15,000 grant from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
$5,000 grant from the Office of Metropolitan Impact (University of Michigan-Dearborn).
Published article in Vanderbilt University Press.
Published article in Dearborn, MI: CUP Research Team Report.
$15,000 from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/cupresearch/home?authuser=1 Two of our faculty and one of our students are headed to this event to engage in the national conversation on the scholarship and practice of campus pantries: http://wihopelab.com/events...
Presented at the 3rd Annual Engagement Day, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Campus Pantries Feeding Students: A Report from the 2016 Michigan College Campuses Food Pantry Summit
Sampson, N., Al-Khshali, A., Reppond, H. A., Price, C., & Thomas-Brown, K. (2017). “Campus Pantries Feeding Students: A Report from the 2016 Michigan College Campuses Food Pantry Summit.” Dearborn, MI: CUP Research Team Report.
Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.
Presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society.
Price, C. & Sampson, N. (2018). Food pantries on college and university campuses: An emerging solution to food insecurity. In Hossfeld, L., Kelly, B., & Waity, J. (Eds.). Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor,...
Addressing food insecurity in college: Mapping a shared conceptual framework for campus pantries in Michigan
Published article in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.