Hungry for Knowledge


Hungry for Knowledge is the largest cross-campus study on student food insecurity in Canada, to date. The report collected data from post-secondary students regarding their financial access to food, the barriers that limit access, and the physical, emotional, and social impacts on our youth.   

The findings suggest that food insecurity is a serious issue for post-secondary students in Canada, with nearly 2 in 5 (39%) of surveyed students experiencing some degree of food insecurity in the past year.

Meal Exchange continues to work with post-secondary campuses in Canada to learn more about food insecurity among students. In 2019, we have worked with the University of Guelph and McMaster University to run Hungry for Knowledge surveys and hope to bring students, faculty, and campus administration together around the findings.

Contact Jaimie at to learn more about how Meal Exchange can support you to run a Hungry for Knowledge survey on your university or college campus.

Hungry for Knowledge Report, 2015-16


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