Lutheran Campus Ministry is proud to announce our new partnership with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. This summer LCM’s Taste of Grace Lunch was approved as a partner meal site and beginning this fall, we will obtain fresh produce and dairy at no cost from the food bank and non-perishable foods for a small handling fee of 18 cents per pound. Last year LCM served over 20,000 meals for less than $1 per meal. This year, those costs will be even lower as a result of this new partnership.
This year, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at UW-Madison released its third national survey on basic needs insecurity at Colleges and Universities. Over 20,000 students at 35 four-year colleges participated. According to the study 36% of students were food insecure in the 30 days preceding the survey. The Taste of Grace Lunch is an important resource for students who are experiencing hunger.
To learn more about the HOPE Lab’s report “Still Hungry and Homeless in College” visit http://wihopelab.com.