More Than a Meal

More Than a Meal:

How NDSU is Fighting Hunger Near and Far

Event held April 14, 2021

Food insecurity is a global issue — one that impacts some students at NDSU. In a fall 2019 study conducted by Meghan Yerhot, NDSU doctoral student and food pantry coordinator, 38% of NDSU students reported not having enough or adequate food, an issue that can affect students’ grades as well as their mental and physical health.

Learn how NDSU is addressing the issue of food insecurity near and far at the More than a Meal Virtual Event.

If you missed the event, you can view it below:

Your gift to the Food Security Fund provides support to NDSU students who are experiencing hunger due to food insecurity; a lack of access to affordable nutritious food.

Program highlights:

  • Meghan Yerhot, NDSU Food Pantry Coordinator, discusses campus initiatives to combat food insecurity
  • Dr. Kalidas Shetty, Professor of Plant Science and Founding Director of the Global Institute of Food Security and International Agriculture, discusses how the pandemic has magnified issues of food insecurity at a global level
  • Megan Myrdal, Director of Development, shares information about NDSU Extension programs that teach community members across the state how to best utilize their food dollars, make healthier food choices, and grow their own bountiful gardens

Meghan Yerhot
NDSU Food Pantry Coordinator and Doctoral Grad Research Assistant

Kalidas Shetty
NDSU Professor of Plant Science & Founding Director of Global Institute of Food Security & International Agriculture, Associate Vice President for International Partnerships & Collaborations

Megan Myrdal
Director of Development – College of Agriculture, Food Systems & Natural Resources