The Butterfly Effect, a student advocacy group at Long Beach State, works to raise awareness of challenges students continue to face surrounding housing and food insecurity as the coronavirus pandemic progresses.
Tag: food insecurity
Inspired by the high percentage of CSU students that are food insecure, CSULB student launches an app to combat student hunger.
The student assistants at the Beach Pantry are busy during their shifts restocking, answering phone calls and maintaining the office’s cleanliness. They are also busy ensuring that every student has a positive experience there, a reflection of their own hardships.
The ASI Beach Pantry is heavily reliant on sustained food donations to keep shelves in stock; however, seasonal donations are not enough.
Shelves were filled to the edge with canned goods and snacks after the holiday break, but the Associated Students Inc. Beach Pantry isn’t always so bountiful. Although the ASI Beach Pantry has received an influx of donations during the holiday season, it has had trouble in the past keeping the[Read More…]
ASI kicks off Homelessness Awareness Week by hosting a panel with students who have used the Basic Needs Program
Jorge Sandoval, a graduate psychology major, had to take an educational leave because college turned out to be too expensive. Just before his return, Sandoval was injured a car accident that left him unable to work. However, Sandoval was able to use the Student Emergency Grant and food resources to[Read More…]