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Confronting Scarcity

A collection of reporting, commentary, maps, audio and video aimed at destigmatizing and amplifying the conversation around food and basic needs insecurity. Produced during the University of Arizona's Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms by a student collective, with students and the university community in mind.

All of your Campus Pantry questions, answered: Campus Pantry and COVID-19

09/03/2021 4:24pm

The Daily Wildcat sat down with Bridgette Nobbe, coordinator of Campus Pantry and Campus Closet, to learn more about Campus Pantry and the vital role it plays in combating food insecurity on campus. This article is the third in a series of three profiling the University of Arizona’s Campus Pantry. It answers questions about how the pantry has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, what has changed and more.

All of your campus pantry questions, answered: A financial rundown of the pantry

08/24/2021 12:45pm

The Daily Wildcat sat down with Bridgette Nobbe, coordinator of Campus Pantry and Campus Closet, to learn more about Campus Pantry and the vital role it plays in combating food insecurity on campus. This article is the second in a series of three profiling the University of Arizona’s Campus Pantry. It answers financial questions about the pantry regarding its sources of funding and how the funds are allocated.

All of your campus pantry questions, answered: The basics

07/11/2021 1:59pm

Students shouldn’t have to sacrifice their academics in order to meet their dietary needs. What resources are available for members of the university community to fulfill their nutritional needs? The Wildcat sat down with Bridgette Nobbe, coordinator of Campus Pantry and Campus Closet, to learn more about Campus Pantry and the vital role it plays in combating food insecurity on campus.

Stories of Resource Insecurity: How one UA student reconciles his past by helping others plan for their futures

07/07/2021 6:33pm

This set of audio stories looks at the different lenses of resource insecurity. Through looking at resource centers, talking with community members, students and experts we have found many solutions, conversations and topics to look at when understanding how resource insecurity looks in the University of Arizona community.  In this episode, we sit down with Dillon Hlohinec, a University of Arizona sophomore, to talk about his struggles with food and even housing insecurity. Dillon’s past has motivated him to become a mentor for his fellow students and an advocate for resource accessibility across campus.