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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, Faculty, Department of Psychology, CHASS
Sarah Wright, Assistant Director for Student Support Services, TRiO Program


Dr. Jeff Braden, Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)
Dr. Lisa Zapata, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor, Division of Academic and Student Affairs


Thomas Barrie, Faculty of Architecture, College of Design
Sarah Bowen, Faculty of Sociology, Humanities and Social Sciences
Tayah Butler, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Poole College of Management
John Classen, Faculty of Bio and Ag Engineering, CALS
Tracy Dixon, Facilities & Sustainability, Office of Finance and Administration
Danika Dorris, Grad Student, College of Engineering
John Dorris, Director, Evaluation & Assessment, Industry Expansion Solutions
Shannon Dupree, Director of Wellness, Wellness & Recreation
Mike Giancola, Student Ombudsman, DASA
Claire Gordy, Faculty of Biology, College of Sciences
Shaefny Grays, Director of Diversity, College of Natural Resources
Melissa Green, Director of Student Leadership and Engagement, DASA
Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Faculty of Ag and Human Sciences
Shawn Hoch, Sr Director Dining and Hospitality Services, Campus Enterprises
Julie Ivy, Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rose Krebs, Executive Director, Feed the Pack Food Pantry
Meggie Metcalf, Academic Advisor, Wilson College of Textiles
Branda Nowell, Faculty, School of Public and International Affairs, CHASS
Caitlyn Owens, Graduate Student of Psychology, CHASS
Katrina Pawvluk, Director of Housing, University Housing
Melissa Ramirez, Faculty of Biology, College of Sciences
David Tully, Fellow, University Libraries
Kalysha Wall, Academic Advisor, College of Natural Resources
Marcelle France, Manager, Student Services Center, EMAS
Paige Swanson, Student of CHASS
Isabella Forst, IRC President, Inter-Residence Council
Jyren Dillard, Student of CHASS
Abby Myhill, Student
Katherine Williams, Wake County, Wake County Extension
Sooyoung Uhm, Dietician, Student Health Services
Maura Nsonwu, Faculty of Social Work, CHASS
Lori Foster Thompson, Faculty of Psychology, CHASS
Andrea Ramos-Lewis, Shelton Leadership
Anona Smith, Associate Dean, College of Education
Kathy Ford, Business Services, Poole College of Management
Teri Price, Student Records and Academic Programs, PCOM