Abstract

In St. Peter's Independent School District #508, 50% of all elementary school students are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch, which is available only to low‐income households (Greater Mankato Area United Way, 2008). Furthermore, the overall food insecurity rate for Nicollet County is 9.6%, which translates to 3,090 people (Feeding America, 2013). Of those 3,090 people faced with food insecurity in Nicollet County, 1,000 are youth (Feeding America, 2013). This translates to a rate of 14.4% of youth facing food insecurity in Nicollet County (Feeding America, 2013). Even more distressing is that 39% of these youth are ineligible for federal nutrition programs because of their families’ incomes (Feeding America, 2013). The purpose of this capstone project was to identify best practices for designing and implementing a food pantry program in St. Peter Middle/High School to address food insecurity.

Advisor

Kimberly Zammit

Date of Degree

2013

Language

english

Document Type

Other Capstone Project

Degree

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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