Frankel: Nearly $80,000 awarded to combat campus hunger

Funding to Carnegie Mellon, Chatham universities will fight food insecurity

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11 – New grant funding of $80,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will help two area universities fight student hunger, state Rep. Dan Frankel announced today.

Frankel said the funding – which includes $60,000 to Carnegie Mellon University and $19,998 to Chatham University – will address an issue that persists at all education levels.

“Student hunger isn’t just a K-12 issue – it affects college campuses, as well, making it difficult for students to learn, keep part-time jobs, buy textbooks and even stay enrolled in classes,” Frankel said. “Those problems only grew worse during the pandemic.

“Hunger should never stand in the way of a student’s dreams. This new funding should help ensure greater access to nutrition for students throughout our region so they can be free to learn and focus on their future.”

The funding was awarded under the PA Hunger-Free Campus grant program, which is part of the Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Campus Initiative. More information is available here:,on%20campuses%20across%20the%20Commonwealth.