College groups voice support for bill to help students get SNAP benefits
By Shailaja Neelakantan
- Nearly three dozen higher education groups wrote to Congress last week urging the passage of new bicameral legislation that aims to reduce food insecurity on campus — an issue that affects one-third of students, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
- The College Student Hunger Act of 2019, proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., lays out measures to ensure more low-income students can access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- The legislation aims to remove barriers preventing students from accessing the federal program at a time when more colleges are courting nontraditional students. A similar bill was put forward in 2017.
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