Food & Financial Insecurity

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable nutritious food.

There are four levels of food insecurity. Our food pantry aims to aid those identifying within both "low" and "very low" food security:

  • High Food Security

  • Marginal Food Security

  • Low Food Security: reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake. 

  • Very Low Food Security: multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.

Facts about food insecurity on college campuses:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Food insecurity is experienced by almost a third of students attending four year institutions. It is connected with a variety of academic concerns, most of all graduation rates. In order for our students to succeed, graduate, and focus on their college experience, a food pantry was created to ease the hunger and insecurity that so many college students experience.

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The College is only completely closed during a week and a half portion of the year. When Skiff Hall is locked and not open, please contact Campus Public Safety to assist you in gaining access to the building.

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Yes! This resource is for anybody within the Champlain College community that is experiencing food insecurity.

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The food and personal care products that stock our pantry shelves comes from a variety of sources. Donations, budgets specific for student support, and campus food drives are our main sources.

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While food is the main focus, the food pantry is also regularly stocked with personal care products. 

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As of right now, we are still developing best practices for our campus food pantry, and are therefore unable to accept perishable items at this time. We hope to expand what we can offer in the future!

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Community Resources

Financial Insecurity

One of the most common obstacles to student success is financial insecurity. Students facing unanticipated financial hardships that impact their educational experience and cannot be met through Financial Aid are encouraged to submit an application to the Emergency Angel Fund. Once received, the Student Resources Coordinator will work with the student to identify potential resources including micro-grants, book rentals, and emergency funds.