More Than 3 Million College Students Who Can't Afford Food May Be Eligible for Expanded SNAP Benefits

By Joanna Nesbit

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The SNAP program, sometimes known by its former name as food stamps, is the most stable way to combat food insecurity, experts say, and they urge students to apply for their state’s benefits.

“Students shouldn’t have to make the choice between going to class and being able to afford their next meal,” says Ashley Burnside, policy analyst at The Center for Law and Social Policy.

 

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