Creator

Daugherty Jamie

Advisor

Birnbaum, Matthew

Committee Member

Guido, Florence M.

Committee Member

Clark, Alena

Committee Member

Sileo, Nancy

Department

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Program

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

7-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

307 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Food insecurity is a phenomenon with far-reaching impacts on the social, economic, health, and well-being of college students’ lives impacting how they procure food, food choices, and food experiences. A qualitative narrative inquiry explored experiences of three students facing food insecurity and using a campus food pantry. Data collection methods included in-depth semi-structured interviews, journaling, and photo elicitation. Data analysis illustrated five themes: a) financial challenge identification; b) strategizing budget priorities; c) prioritizing health; d) food pantry uses and strategies; and e) having enough. Students’ experiences were impacted by social and physical implications due to their financial challenges. The food pantry filled a void for all participants ensuring they had items which provided enough to meet needs. Next steps include developing a food security assessment tool, increasing department collaborations, and maximizing resource utilization provided by the food pantry. These implications are designed specifically for stakeholders invested in providing a campus food pantry to maximize students’ needs and success. Key Words: campus food pantry, food insecurity, higher education

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Daugherty_unco_0161D_10583

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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