Project Description

By: Minhee Park, MSW; Jen Maguire, PhD; Megan Mefford; and, Youngsub Kwon, PhD

This study is intended to investigate food insecurity among international students, who are working on the Humboldt State University campus, and to provide greater understanding of the barriers for them and/or their families in accessing SNAP benefits. Twelve individuals who had experience working on campus 20 hours per week as an international student were recruited. A survey based on demographic and financial information and interviews were conducted. Implications for social work practice and policy are made.