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Food and Housing Insecurity at NC State

A recent study of NC State students showed that 14% of our students were food insecure in the past 30 days and 9.6% had experienced homelessness in the past year. 

Now that the results are in, we are dedicated to improving those statistics. A team of NC State researchers, staff, and students came together in 2017 to explore what food and housing security issues might be impacting NC State students. Through the Pack Essentials program, existing programs, and exploring ideas through a new advisory group on campus, we will work to end food and housing insecurity at NC State.

Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students

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Steering Committee


Mary Haskett, Department of Psychology
Sarah Wright, TRiO Program


Dr. Jeff Braden, Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Lisa Zapata, Interim Vice Chancellor of Division of Academic and Student Affairs


Thomas Barrie, School of Architecture
Lindsay Batchelor, University Sustainability Office
Carolyn Bird, Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences
Indira Gutierrez, Student Member
Shawn Hoch, NC State Dining
Katrina Pawvluk, University Housing
Shivani Surati, Student Member
Shannon Dupree, Wellness and Recreation
Melissa Green, Leadership and Civic Engagement
Melissa Ramirez, Biology
Claire Gordy, Biology
Tayah Butler, Poole College of Management
Sarah Bowen, Sociology
Mari Kate Mycek, Sociology
Mike Giancola, Student Ombuds

Community Members

Gideon Adams, Capital Area Food Network
Danielle Butler, Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End Homelessness and Family Promise
Maggie Kane, A Place At The Table
Josh Monahan, 1in6 Snacks
Erin White, Community Food Lab