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Hunger and Food Insecurity Among College Students - Shared screen with speaker view
Corina Lam
16:46
Looking forward to this session! Thank you!
Dave Lanza '12
17:18
drop your questions here!
Patrick Williams
17:28
Such an important topic - great to [virtually] be in the audience with you all!
Paul Johnson
18:04
Yes indeed Patrick. I saw you last week but didn't get a chance to say hi.
Danielle Guise
18:24
A perfect follow up to the Turkey Project alumni efforts a week and a half ago! Hello from Southern California!
Patricia McHugh Giordano, DO (she/her)
19:06
Hello Southern California, and to Patrick in Texas!
Patrick Williams
19:13
We at least were in the same room with each other, Paul - I felt your presence!
Nikki Bromberg, (She,Her,Hers) Alumni Relations
19:40
Hello from Philly to our wonderful alumni joining us from around the country and locally.
Patrick Williams
19:41
Hello California, Hello City of Brotherly Love!
Jonathan Deutsch '99
20:04
Amazing. What a great group! So great to see everyone and look forward to learning.
Jazzmin Boyd
20:32
Yay Toni!
Danielle Schroeder '17 (she/her)
20:32
Welcome all and thank you, Manthan!
Nikki Bromberg, (She,Her,Hers) Alumni Relations
20:36
So happy to have you with us, Chef Deutsch!
Patricia McHugh Giordano, DO (she/her)
22:38
Maurice, there is still time to enroll. 😁
Manthan Gandhi, '06, Alumni Board of Governors
22:58
👆🏽
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
23:06
Maurice: Lamberton right down the street from St. Joe's. Grew up at 60th & Arch.
Corina Lam
23:07
Thank you Nikki and Manthan for leading this session… and THANK YOU Tonii, Evan, Natalie, Maurice, and Madi for all that you do and spreading awareness!!
Danielle Guise
32:23
To that point, is there a national resource for hunger/homelessness prevention locations that we can share with online students who may not be local to our brick and mortar university?
Mariana Chilton
39:15
Danielle — the national USDA Hunger Hotline is available at this website. There are many other online resources there, as well. https://www.hungerfreeamerica.org/en-us/get-help
Danielle Guise (she/her/hers)
49:23
Is there a way to ensure that students who may feel uncomfortable applying for snap are encouraged to apply for HEERF funds?
Jonathan Deutsch '99
58:42
To what extent is it in the University's interest to obscure/hide the problem of food insecurity on campus and how can we both support our alma mater and our students experiencing food insecurity?
Manthan Gandhi, '06, Alumni Board of Governors
01:00:01
Natalie, of the changes you mentioned, which ones are within the controls of Drexel's bureaucratic gears?
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:01:03
Are there college non profit or not for profit food service vendors? Maybe they provide more affordable and healthy meal plans given their mission. The Aramarks, Performance Food Groups, have profit goals for investors and stockholders.
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:01:47
Wish I had that advice. LOL
Jonathan Deutsch '99
01:03:22
@Paul that's a great question/suggestion. I don't know of any but there should be! Many colleges self-operate their foodservice and anecdotally I do hear that they are a bit more student-centered but think that's a research question we should dig into
Natalie Shaak '15 (she/her)
01:03:52
@Manthan. The university could make changes to the housing/meal policies, apply to accept SNAP, increase student worker wages, promoting public benefits through financial aid office, offer targeted financial aid options or 0% loans, etc.
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:05:01
Thanks Chef Jonathan Deutsch.
Natalie Shaak '15 (she/her)
01:05:08
@Paul, I was going to say there should be. My undergraduate college ran their own food program not through an outside vendor and were able to keep prices much lower and the food was significantly better.
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:06:36
I lived in Eastwick and we've battled the city to keep our community garden at Island Avenue & Bartam because the city wants to develop it.
Natalie Shaak '15 (she/her)
01:06:38
It also offered many student jobs for my classmates. A partnership with the Drexel Culinary program could potentially offer a great opportunity all around.
Laura Frank
01:06:47
I would love to see a coalition among all of the Philadelphia area universities and colleges that are addressing student food insecurity, to share information and resources and perhaps have more power to affect policy
Manthan Gandhi, '06, Alumni Board of Governors
01:07:24
@Natalie, thanks! Does this group have thoughts on what we as alumni can help influence to get change for a meaningful impact?
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:08:10
We are running a MLK Day of Service Food Donation Drive in Prospect Park. It will benefit local food bank and I take a portion of the items to the food pantry at Delaware County Community College.
Danielle Guise (she/her/hers)
01:09:26
Absolutely! That ties into adjunct faculty training/instructional design as well to ensure that employees who are not full time are aware of and can communicate resources with students.
Paul Gondek
01:10:10
Great idea, Danielle! As an adjunct I have no idea what’s available and what to tell my students.
Patricia McHugh Giordano, DO (she/her)
01:10:17
@Natalie, great idea!
Danielle Guise (she/her/hers)
01:12:38
That would be an opportunity to leverage tech to include those questions with the per term enrollment acknowledgement in the student portal. That could be something automatically built into the student portal so that we could capture that information automatically and then respond accordingly instead of waiting for an individual to self-disclose that they're dealing with food insecurity
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:12:48
Our urban neighborhoods are overwhelmed with too many fast food options and virtually no fresh produce or healthy eating access. Take a ride up 52nd or 60th and see how many places you can get pizza/cheesesteaks/hoagies/candy/soda. How many places can we get healthy food and fresh produce?
Serena Zelezny
01:13:09
Wow, indeed! What an amazing panel. Thank you all for your work, insights, and for inspiring others to act.
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:13:34
And the prepared food is too costly and high percentage of monthly budget.
Evan Ehlers '19
01:14:54
https://drexel.edu/hunger-free-center/
Evan Ehlers '19
01:15:05
https://drexel.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/drexelurbangrowers
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:15:11
I'm going to talk up food insecurity among my board members at a housing counseling board I sit on. We are starting to tackle household costs including energy costs.
Evan Ehlers '19
01:15:14
https://giving.drexel.edu/stories/mario_market/
Danielle Guise (she/her/hers)
01:15:34
I'd just like to say that the alumni office is doing a great job. I work at a private 4-year in Southern California and was waiting for my institution to announce a volunteer opportunity this time of year. They did not, but Drexel did! I hope that the SoCal Drexel Alumni Association will continue to be included in greater university opportunities.
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:16:18
Awesome Danielle that SoCal is involved!
Patricia McHugh Giordano, DO (she/her)
01:17:35
Thank you to all the panelists, and thanks for the links! Great suggestions for how we may help as Alumni.
Corina Lam
01:17:44
You’re inspiring! Thank you!
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:18:13
Great to see my fellow members of the BOG here!
Dave Lanza '12
01:18:50
YES!!!!
Sophia De Leon (she/her) '18
01:19:51
Are Drexel students able to benefit from the alumni turkey project, or is that just for community affiliates?
Natalie Shaak '15 (she/her)
01:19:56
https://www.inquirer.com/philly-tips/community-fridges-philadelphia-20211110.html
Jonathan Deutsch '99
01:20:02
Great panel--thank you and huge kudos and thanks to Nikki Bromberg for putting it together! For too long Drexel has avoided difficult conversations--glad those days are ending. The best feeling learning from former students and fellow alums!
Paul Gondek
01:20:32
This has been outstanding! Thank you very much to all the panelists and the AR staff who put this together!
Laura Frank
01:20:49
Thank you!
Zack Levy-Dyer
01:20:59
Thank you all!
Tonii Hicks (she/her) '21
01:21:00
Thank You Everyone!
Karen Li
01:21:02
thank you so much!
Paul K. Johnson, MBA '92 '07
01:21:11
Thank you everyone. It was great to hear all of your perspectives.
Evan Ehlers '19
01:21:17
Thank all of YOU for coming. Seriously you are the best <3
Hind Abdul-Jabbaar '21
01:21:26
thank you to all the speakers!!! this was great and very insightful!!
Tonii Hicks (she/her) '21
01:21:31
Tonii Hicks
Maria Charlton
01:21:31
Thank you. Great panel and ideas for change.
Natalie Shaak '15 (she/her)
01:21:32
Thanks everyone for being here.
Hind Abdul-Jabbaar '21
01:21:34
Hey Toni!!!
Patricia McHugh Giordano, DO (she/her)
01:21:38
See you on Saturday at the meal distribution!!
Corina Lam
01:21:46
Thank you!!