Articles tagged: food insecurity
D.C. the first U.S. city to establish local SNAP benefits for recipients
On March 10, a D.C. Council bill to increase the minimum monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payment became law, making D.C. the first U.S. city to implement local SNAP benefits. The “Give SNAP a Raise Amendment Act,” originally introduced by councilmember Christina Henderson in December 2022, proposed a 10 percent increase in SNAP benefits for all District recipients to match expenses under the Low-Cost Food Plan (LCFP) outlined by the USDA.
New Georgetown Food Recovery Network seeks to reduce food waste
A new initiative to reduce food waste and help end food insecurity in the United States has arrived at Georgetown: the Food Recovery Network.
Limited dining options over break could worsen food insecurity for students
Dining hall closures have left students staying on campus over Thanksgiving break with scarce accessible meal options for the holiday weekend. From Wednesday, Nov. 24 until Sunday, Nov. 28, all... Read more
Georgetown’s dining infrastructure fails to justify the high cost of the mandatory meal plan
It is clear that the university has not given Hoya Hospitality the infrastructure to feed approximately three quarters of the undergraduate student body, and the administration should thus free upperclassmen of the meal plan requirements.
Hoya Hub partners with The Corp to combat food insecurity on campus
As students have returned to in-person classes this semester, a troubling feature of Georgetown’s on-campus college life has returned as well: food insecurity. In response, The Corp and the Hoya... Read more
Limited dining options on campus lead to student fears of food insecurity over break
Students staying on campus over break worry about affordable access to food, even with a weekly university stipend to offset the costs.
GUSA Senate elects new vice speaker
The GUSA Senate elected Sen. Christopher Ziac (COL ’22) to fill the position of vice speaker at their meeting on July 19 following the previous vice speaker’s resignation on July 9... Read more
Swipe out hunger doubles donated swipes
The Swipe out Hunger Program, a student-organized campaign that compiles donated meal swipes to help combat food insecurity on campus, doubled its number of donated swipes this semester. The campaign... Read more
Swiping Out Food Insecurity, One Meal at a Time
Swipe. “Next!” This is a familiar refrain heard by every Georgetown student in the Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall on any given day. Swipe.“Next!” They take back their GOCards and enter... Read more