The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is pleased to have provided funding for a Food Insecurity Grant to Baruch College to assist students experiencing food insecurity issues. This grant enabled Baruch to increase the food services it currently provided and created new opportunities for students in need of food. The plan included providing additional vouchers for existing program participants as well as outreach to students who are either unaware that help exists, or have been reluctant to come forward to seek food help they need.
“This additional support to Baruch’s Food Insecurity program will make a difference in their students’ ability to remain in school and achieve their academic and professional goals,” said foundation president Peter J. Klein. “We are proud to help Baruch students have the ability to nourish their bodies and their minds, which is key for educational success.”
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In an effort to prevent students facing immediate hunger from going unfed (those who have not eaten for an extended period of time; those experiencing dizziness or dehydration from lack of eating; or those who skipped recent meals because of lack of funds, etc.), the Office of the Dean of Students have made available a “Grab & Go” bag. This bag includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is designed to provide a student in need with nutrition to get him or her through a day.