January 12, 2019

Studies: A third of college students lack adequate food

NPR - A new report from the Government Accountability Office reviewed 31 studies on the topic of food insecurity on college campuses. The report had two major findings: A third of college students don't always have enough food to eat, and the federal government could be doing more to help.

According to the report, almost 2 million students in 2017, who were eligible for aid through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, didn't receive benefits. One policy analyst who spoke to NPR described the SNAP program as "confusing and cumbersome" and "feels like a very large lift, not only for students to understand it but post-secondary institutions."

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