The Broke Hungry College Student: Fact vs Fiction by Ashley Wilson

To be or not to be… a broke hungry college student. Refund checks are extremely helpful to thousands of students, until they run out. Then, there comes a time in a college student’s life where they will eat air for dinner. You might run out of food and money at the same time. You could get a job, but then you have to be able to balance being a full-time student and having a job. Food insecurity is a real problem on college campuses and it doesn’t get much notice. I understand food insecurity sounds like a potato that lacks self-confidence, but it’s not. Food insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Mimi’s Pantry exists to ensure food stability, human dignity, and nutritional well-being for full-time students who cannot afford a comprehensive food plan attending Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Mimi’s Pantry’s became operational in September 2016. The pantry has grown from providing a week’s worth of food to 25 students per week to 100 students a week within one semester.



Mimi’s Pantry is open for distribution Wednesday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm. Please register through the above link for a bag of a week’s long meal and an option for a toiletry bag!

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