New SNAP regulation leads to food insecurity on college campuses

By Lileana Pearson

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Access to SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, is getting more strict this year. It's left one demographic even more at risk.

"When you have it give it when you need it take it," UNO student and Mavric Food Pantry volunteer Madeline St. Clair said.

UNO students like St. Clair are aware of what's happening around them. One estimate from The Center for Law and Social Policy concludes 20-33% of college students nationwide will experience food insecurity during a four-year study.

"If you're hungry you're not going to think as well, you can't study as well when you go to class and your stomach is gurgling. Like, there are so many things that hunger affects," St. Clair said.

 

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