Title: Understanding Oppression Media Challenge: Day 5 - Food Insecurity

Date: March 12, 2021
Summary: The Understanding Oppression: 5-Day Media Challenge is designed to provide resources to help educate, interrogate and dismantle different forms of oppression. Day 5 of the challenge focuses on Food Insecurity Oppression.

Understanding Oppression: 5-Day Media Challenge

Day 1: Women’s Oppression
Day 2: Accessibility Oppression
Day 3: BIPOC Oppression
Day 4: LGBTQ+ Oppression

Day 5: Food Insecurity

Topic 1 - What is Food Insecurity?

In 2018, an estimated 1 in 9 Americans were food insecure, equating to over 37 million Americans, including more than 11 million children. 

The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access for a healthy, active life. 

Food insecurity does not exist in isolation, as low-income families are affected by multiple, overlapping issues like lack of affordable housing, social isolation, chronic or acute health problems, high medical costs, and low wages.

Topic 2 - Ranges of Food Insecurity

Food Security

Food Insecurity

Topic 3 - Food Insecurity & COVID-19

Topic 4: Food Insecurity & SUNY Brockport 

Studies, via a NY State survey, prior to the pandemic, shared that Brockport student responses were as follows for those who responded:

Campus committee on Basic Needs has been formed. Basic Needs Committee and Social Work students are drafting a proposal for an on-campus food pantry. 

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