Unpacking hunger on campus: an analysis of the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative
Le, Katie Thanh
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Katie Thanh Le. (2012). Unpacking Hunger on Campus: An Analysis of the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative. -- In Proceedings: 8th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University.
The present study reports phase 1 results of an on-going community-based, participatory initiative to enhance understanding of hunger issues on campus, the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative. Data were collected through surveys made available online through a social media campaign directed toward the WSU community, during a food-packaging event, and through focus group discussions. Results indicated that while hunger stories varied widely among participants, several themes were found within participant groups. Stories offered by international and graduate students indicated that food insecurity was an issue for them. The WSU Hunger Awareness initiative is the first step in a coordinated effort to understand hunger and food security awareness on college campuses.
Paper presented to the 8th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, April 18, 2012.
Research completed at the Elliott School of Communication, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences