The stigma of using a college/university food bank

by Claire Matlock

While our workload rises and snow falls, everyone hunkers into the season with a warm sweater and, hopefully, some comforting food. However, the reality for many students on a budget is the exclusion from seasonal traditions such as pumpkin spice lattes, or a roasted turkey. As a food writer, I understand the importance of food in punctuating holidays. Those students unable to afford its physical and emotional satiation should not be afraid to utilize their university’s food bank.

Navigating the university food system

by Danielle Del Vicario

We’re well into the school year and you’re getting used to university life: the campus, the lectures, and the people. You’ve even figured out that you don’t have to raise your hand to go pee. Sadly though, you’re may still completely confused by the food system. When are meal times? Where and what do you eat? The smorgasbord of cakes is calling, but a fear of the “freshman fifteen” pushes you to the salad bar.

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