Student Food and Housing Insecurity

College of Charleston Student Food and Housing Assistance 

Through the Charleston YOUth Count, a 2017 survey (2,200 responses), the College’s Riley Center estimated that 30% of College of Charleston are housing insecure and 30% are also food insecure. In real numbers, this translates to approximately 3,400 students who are housing insecure and 1,700 who are very food insecure.

In response to this, the College of Charleston has rolled out several programs to help address this problem: 

College of Charleston Student Food/Temporary Housing Assistance Program 

CofC's Student Food/Temporary Housing Assistance Program can provide temporary assistance in meals/dining dollars for use in the College of Charleston dining facilities or temporary housing in a residence hall for up to 10 days. Follow the link above to apply. All application details are confidential. 

Free Food On Campus

The Riley Center has created a card with weekly free food options available on campus. Please note that certain dates and times may change year-to-year. Click here for a digital card listing free/low cost on campus food. 

Community Resource Guide

CofC's Division of Student Affairs has created a guide full of resources in our community that aim to combat food and housing insecurity in Charleston. Follow the link above for more information.

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