Combating Food Insecurity on the IUPUI Campus

Miranda Frausto and Halee Griffey

The 2020 Indiana University Financial Wellness Survey found that 30% of IUPUI students reported experiencing hunger, but the financial inability to purchase groceries, within the past 30 days. This same study found that 42% of students on IUPUIā€™s campus expressed that it was at least sometimes true that they ran out of food and lacked funds to purchase more. Given the urgent need to combat food insecurity on campus, the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions by working with campus and community partners to provide meals for students. The Paw's Express program is our latest initiative that began in 2020 to cook meals for pick-up by students at Paw's Pantry.

Group Members


Miranda Frausto

Major: Sustainable Management and Policy
O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs


Halee Griffey

Major: Global and International Studies
O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, School of Liberal Arts