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Nathan Ritchey (right) and volunteers packing up a visitors food.

Flashes Fighting Hunger offers twice a week food drive

Taylor Haydu Reporter March 2, 2022

Flashes Fighting Hunger organizes food drives Wednesday and Friday afternoons to battle food insecurity in the community.The food is provided through partnerships and donations from stores and food banks...

Mary Ann Kasper (left) discussing recycled fabrics and Frank Kohout (right) working on a project.

Kent volunteer group donates $22,400 to programs in Portage County

Taylor Haydu , Reporter February 1, 2022

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent has donated their proceeds to charities in Portage County for nine years to serve those who are at risk. The local volunteer organization donated $22,400 to...

Mary Ann Kasper (left) discussing recycled fabrics and Frank Kohout (right) working on a project.

Kent volunteer group donates $22,400 to programs in Portage County

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 1, 2022

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent has donated their proceeds to charities in Portage County for nine years to serve those who are at risk. The local volunteer organization donated $22,400 to...

Campus Kitchen

Kent State offers Campus Kitchen as food stamps alternative

Emily Mays Reporter March 25, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to impact students, they face more insecurity with food and other goods than ever before. For students who are facing food insecurity or cannot afford to keep food on the table,...

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, homelessness in Ohio has increased by 1,478 people from 2014 to 2019.

How COVID-19 has affected Kent’s homeless community

COVID-19 has changed homeless services and has caused people to pay more attention to the homeless community in Kent and Ravenna.According to endhomelessness.org there were 10,345 homeless people in Ohio...

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University plans to continue expanding mental health services

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter February 13, 2021

Kent State University plans to continuously expand its mental health services provided by the Counseling and Psychological Services located in the Deweese Health Center. The university declared on Feb....

The Beall Hall food pantry distributes goods donated by Trader Joe’s including eggs, bread, meats and other perishable goods.

Women’s Center and Campus Kitchen join to distribute groceries to counter food insecurity

Holly Liptak Reporter May 1, 2020

Now that in-person classes have been cancelled, Beall Hall is not housing students, but instead approximately 1,000 pounds of donated food for those struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus...

Students donate to the pop-up food pantry located in the Student Multicultural Center on Nov. 13, 2019.

Campus Kitchen introduces pop-up food pantry

The Campus Kitchen found more ways for students to access its resources with pop-up food pantries. The Campus Kitchen Pantry currently hosts two food pantries weekly, on the second floor in Beall and McDowell...

Hunger and homelessness at Kent State: Challenge stigma, create community for insecure individuals

Becca Sagaris Health reporter September 19, 2019

In 2018 there were 43.1 million Americans living “below the poverty level” and 549,000 Americans that experienced homelessness, said a Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week website.“About 32 percent...

Tables with food fill the Student Center Ballroom on Sunday during the Feeding the 500 Event to help increase awareness of food insecurities.

The truth behind food insecurity

Madeline Scalzi April 16, 2018

Excited chatter greeted guests Sunday as they walked into the Student Center Ballroom. Four hundred thirty students and staff gathered around long tables in the center of the room, chowing down on an extensive...

The Feeding 500 planning team

From scraps to supper: Feeding the 500 event to take place on campus

Madeline Scalzi April 10, 2018

Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from. For one-in-eight Americans and 103 million people worldwide, food insecurity is an everyday threat, according to Feeding America and the FAO.For...

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