The Food Environment Programme is designed to address the many dimensions of the food environment; assisting students who suffer from food insecurity and hunger is part of the overall programme.

The University of the Free State has previously identified student food insecurity and hunger as a significant problem, with as many as 59% of students identified as not knowing where their next meal would come from. In addition, they recognised that food insecurity added stress to the students’ lives, and this had a negative impact on their studies.

The vision of the office is to promote a healthy food environment, with students and staff well informed and empowered to take appropriate action regarding their food and nutrition situation in order to promote student well-being and student success.

Read more about the No Student Hungry story.

Visit the No Student Hungry webpages.

For more information on the Food Environment Office:
Annelize Visagie
T: +27 51 401 3258

To apply for the NSH bursary and food parcels click here.


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