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USC joins the White House Challenge to end hunger

The University of South Carolina has been selected to participate in the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities.

The commitment was announced at a White House event Tuesday (Feb. 27) featuring Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff.

Why it matters: The university joins 140 organizations – including nonprofit and philanthropic groups, health systems and local governments – in taking action to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases across the nation by 2030.

  • College students are more likely to experience food insecurity than the general U.S. adult population.

What’s next: USC has pledged to enhance infrastructure to address basic needs and food insecurity across campus. Planned activities include…

  • Increasing staffing for the university’s coordinated care network
  • Implementing software to better manage operations of the Gamecock CommUnity Shop, USC’s hub for food, clothing and other necessities 
  • Partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank to ensure a reliable stream of food donations
  • Renovating the CommUnity Shop to make a more welcoming space for community members in need.

Learn more about the CommUnity Shop.

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