Long Beach City College in California in 2019 provided hot breakfast by approximately 1,800 students through 10 separate events. This autumn last, November 24, the university provided a food collection service to about 390 students (helping a total of 1,820 household members) in a day.

San Antonio College, part of the Alamo Colleges district in Texas, provided almost 89,000 pounds of food for 633 students (getting food for a total of 3,455 people) from September to December at 2020.

Calhoun Community College in Alabama disbursed 26 emergency scholarships from March to 20 September 2020, more than double the amount they usually disbursed before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trident Technical College in South Carolina has more than duplicated the amount of food he distributes each month since the pandemic began, from 2,000 pounds up to 4,700 pounds.

The list continues. Many community colleges throughout the country are working to face an increase in food demand and other basic needs. Staff members who run these programs are concerned about what the future will sustain if the pandemic, and therefore the need, does not take away soon.

Slide hunger, a non-profit organization focused on hunger among college students, was associated with Chegg.org for the survey. The organization works with a handful of community colleges and has seen the demand for services such as food banks, generally increase due to the Covid-19 pandemia, said Emily Kass, Community Engagement Administrator in Sliding Hunger.

Community college students are more likely to be older and, therefore, have more responsibilities, Kass said. They are more likely than their four-year college colleagues to work and breeding breeding while taking classes.

At the same time, food banks are also struggling, Kass said. Some community food banks are watching fewer donations, since people stay at home during the pandemic, and also less volunteers. Some have even closed, she said.

Schools who already had food banks on campus or similar services have been able to find ways to serve students in a remote world. But those who were only starting a program or they were still doing so, they face a battle uphill, said Kass.

"I think there is a hesitation around creating short-term solutions for food security," she said. "But often, these short-term solutions can be a student's lifetime."

Short-term solutions can also be a way to obtain students long-term assistance. Often, students will connect with the food banks staff that can help them get more financial aid or refer them to mental health professionals, Kass said. In a virtual world, some universities have been using zoom banners and student leaders to help announce food bank services and encourage students to get help. "However, some of the community colleges have not seen a lawsuit, LAURIE FLADD, director of holistic support to achieve sleep, said it depends on how the university is offering services and its student population. Those who maintained open panthose have heard Students who have doubts to enter and run the exhibition, he said. Other universities told students who do not have transportation access to pick up food, or are too busy taking care of children or a family member at home to get there to the campus.

For others, Community OK -12 Resources may be more convenient. In tribal communities, for example, the community provides food assistance, not the university, Fladd said.

Dallas College in Texas has some 45,000 students who are at the poverty level, said Alex Lyda, Senior Communications Director. The mobile pantry of the University District has Provided almost 2.2 million pounds of food to more than 20,000 F

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