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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Empty fridge in Student dorms at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Cowley: We Need To Address Food Insecurity

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 13, 2022

  People often think that food insecurity isn’t a pressing issue in the United States. There is a misconception that hunger only affects developing countries, when in reality families here struggle...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Tax on Food Is a Tax on the Poor

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer January 28, 2022

  The pandemic may have hurt the United States’ economy, but Utah’s economy is flourishing thanks to COVID-19 stimulus cash and record-breaking tax revenue. Now, the Utah State Legislature...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: The Hungry Student Is More than a Stereotype

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 29, 2021

  Since the first day of the semester, the University of Utah’s Feed U Pantry has welcomed almost two hundred hungry new clients. On a larger scale, millions of people around the world...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Child Tax Credit Taught Us That We Need a Basic Income

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  When United States President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Child Tax Credit temporarily increased from an annual credit of $2,000 per child to $3,600 and $3,000 for...

Aisles at Harmons grocery store. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: Utah’s Politicians Choose Hunger for their Constituents

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 13, 2021

  Within one mile of my house, there is a Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Sprouts and two Smith’s. I have a bicycle, free access to UTA through the U, a car, and am able-bodied....

(Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hungry for Change: Solving Food Insecurity and Waste at the U

By Barbara Pace, News Writer October 23, 2019

  In 2018, 11.1% of U.S. households were categorized as food insecure, according to the USDA. What is food insecurity? Simply put, food insecurity means inadequate food for healthy, active living....

Shelves of food at the Feed U Pantry | Chronicle archives.

As the University of Utah’s Class Sizes Grow, the Feed U Pantry Hopes to Keep Up

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor August 29, 2019

In October 2014, the University of Utah unveiled the Feed U Pantry, accessible to all students, staff and faculty with a valid uID. Almost five years later, the pantry is still growing and working to sustain...

(Photo by Preston Zubal)

Hunger Banquet Raises Awareness of Food Insecurity in Utah

November 19, 2014

  A meager meal was had by all at the 14th annual University of Utah Hunger Banquet. Hosted by the Bennion Center’s University Service Coalition on Tuesday, the event brought speakers and organizations...

(Photo by Preston Zubal)

Campus Food Pantry: More Than Ramen

October 29, 2014

  The U now has a food pantry on campus where students are welcome to discreetly pick up groceries they need. The pantry is located on the second floor of the Campus Store and is open Tuesdays and...

U Food Pantry to Provide Free Food for Students

September 8, 2014

  Once Shay Wilson, a pre-pharmacy student, moved into her dorm and paid her housing fee and tuition, the last thing she was going to spend money on was groceries. Wilson, like many students at the...