2024 Session

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SCHEV - Study of Student Food Insecurity (language only)

Item 132 #3s

Item 132 #3s

Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Page 194, after line 12, insert:

"S. a. The Council shall review policies and programs at public institutions of higher education to address food insecurity on campus. The review shall identify institutions that have or plan to in the coming year: (i) develop a meal donation program and procedures for the program for campuses that offer a meal program; (ii) establish an on-campus food pantry or partnership with a local food bank to provide information to students about food services in the local area; (iii) host at least two on-campus events each academic year that advertise on-campus food pantry services; (iv) ensure that all students have access to accurate information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as other available food assistance programs; (v) establish a task force made up of faculty, students, administrators, and other relevant community members to address food insecurity, that meets no less than three times per academic year; and (vi) assess food insecurity amongst its enrolled students through surveys or other means.

b. As part of its review, the Council shall identify resources used to fund current initiatives and potential funding options for institutions to implement initiatives. The Council shall report its findings by November 1, 2024 to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Education and Health, House Committee on Education, Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations, and the Governor."


(This amendment requires the State Council of Higher Education to review the status of programs that address food insecurity at public institutions of higher education and report its findings by November 1, 2024.)