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Food insecurity challenges undergraduates at UNC, nationwide

February 14, 2017 • Daily Tar Heel


Hunger impacts UNC’s campus for several reasons, according to Jashawnna Gladney, food pantry director for Carolina Cupboard.

“With Chapel Hill being a food desert and with UNC being located in the center of Chapel Hill, that could also contribute to why a lot of students experience food insecurity and/or hunger on our campus,” she said.

Gladney said Carolina Cupboard aims to alleviate food insecurity and hunger by being an immediate resource for students.

Julie Cox, senior programs manager at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, said student hunger is a huge issue.

“If you don’t have enough food to eat, it’s hard to focus on what’s going on in school,” she said.

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