College Hunger & Basic Needs

Wake County is home to six universities. Many students struggle to get help because they are unsure of where to look. Often students are facing more than one issue, for example many foods insecure student also struggle to find affordable housing.

College Hunger & Basic Needs VISTA

The College Hunger & Basic Needs VISTA deals with student food and housing resources. They address the lack of support and recourses that students in postsecondary education experience.

Ongoing Projects

  • College Hunger & Basic Needs VISTA Cam Phipps is currently helping with the HOST Program, Housing Options for Students Today. The program matches students in need of housing with a host who provides them with a safe place to stay. Students are also paired with a case manager, who works to find them more affordable permanent housing. To learn more visit HOST (
  • Cam is also working to create Students Supporting Students, a future group planning to be active in all six universities in Wake County dedicated to student basic needs.

Resources & Media

Student Resource Guide
A compiled list of resources for any student experiencing insecurity.


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Cameron Phipps, VISTA
College Hunger & Basic Needs