New Study: One-Third of College Students Face Food Insecurity

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by James Burch In another era, student poverty might have meant a brief period of hardship during a life of relative affluence. Plenty of graduates joke about the old days when they survived on macaroni and cheese or crackers for a week. This is different. What was once an anecdote now a nationwide crisis. More than 650 campuses across the country have opened food pantries for students who can’t meet their basic nutrition needs. There’s no comprehensive data on college malnutrition.. But major surveys have recently produced disturbing statistics.  The largest study to date, published in 2018 by Temple University and the […]
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