Donor to Diner (D2D) was created in 2013 to aid and advocate for economically disadvantaged college students who do not have consistent access to food (food insecurity). We have partnered with various universities through our chapters to implement food drives and other events to serve a group that is often overlooked, our peers. We are the first and only organization whose sole purpose is to fight collegiate hunger.
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What is Donor to Diner?
Donor to Diner (D2D) is a service organization that aids and advocates for students facing food insecurity. We work to expand resources available to those who are experiencing food insecurity in addition to increasing awareness of student hunger.
What makes us different?
Although there are many organizations that aid those affected by food insecurity, we are the only organization that solely devotes itself to combating collegiate hunger. Because college students are not a group of people commonly associated with this issue, students experiencing food insecurity, regardless of the severity of their situation, will assume their experience is not dire enough to warrant use of a food pantry or similar resources.
When NPOs provide assistance to anyone in the general population facing food insecurity, few to no college students will utilize these resources. Donor to Diner is changing this by empowering college students to help each other. D2D focuses on collegiate food insecurity through advocacy and the establishment of various programs to ensure that these students and the public realize that food insecurity is not a normal part of the college experience.
What is food insecurity?
Students facing food insecurity do not have the resources to provide for themselves. Food insecurity is estimated to affect at least 14-60% of students at some point in their college careers. This common but relatively unknown problem plagues universities across the nation.