Food Insecurity Among Oregon College Students : Their Experiences and Perspectives Public Deposited

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  • This thesis examines the food insecurity experiences of student clients of the Oregon State University Emergency Food Pantry. Utilizing semi‐structured interviews and participant observation at the food pantry, this study investigated who is using the food pantry, the forms of food insecurity they experience, how they cope with it, and how they feel about it. This study found that students are the primary users of the pantry, and graduate students and students with families use the pantry in higher numbers due to more intense financial pressures. Study participants generally experienced low food security (as opposed to very low food security), but the food pantry was often a key long term strategy in avoiding more severe food insecurity. Participants identified food insecurity as stressful and shameful. This research is an important addition to the burgeoning study of college student food insecurity; providing basic information about an additional university while also providing a more personal angle to a highly emotional issue.
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