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Chico State


A field filled with orange flags reading "Each orange flag represents 15 students suffering from food insecurity."

University Tackles Students’ Most Basic Needs: Housing and Hunger

After a 2016 report showed nearly one in four students in the California State University system is going hungry, Chico State aims to ensure no student faces food or housing insecurity while in pursuit of an education.

Boxes full of fresh fruit and vegetables.

‘I really did think I was the only one’

In sharing her own story about going hungry, graduate student Brandi Simonaro fights the stigma that students are alone in their struggles for food security.