/Student Hunger
22 02, 2017

Sacrificing it All for Her Daughter

February 22nd, 2017|

Nichelle had a series of good jobs and a nice car. Then she lost her job during the Great Recession in 2009. While unemployed Nichelle became pregnant and couldn’t afford to stay in her apartment. After the birth of her daughter Lilliana she spent many months living on the couches of friends and family. In 2013 her father, a retired veteran, was evicted from his home of 30 years. Nichelle and her father agreed to move in to a new place together in Millbrae, to ease the burden of rent. She now rents a room from her father, and shares the room with her 6-year-old daughter. […]

5 01, 2017

Fighting Hunger at San Jose State University

January 5th, 2017|

With 91,000 public college students (community and four-year/public schools) in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, hunger on college campus is a real problem in our community. A 2015 San Jose State University Student Food Access Survey of 5,000 students found: 21% sometimes/often didn’t eat for a full day 39% sometimes/often were hungry but didn’t eat because they didn’t have enough money 50% sometimes/often cut size of meals or skipped meals because theydidn’t have enough money […]