US college students are going hungry. Here’s why.
By Study International Staff
In the US, the GAO report estimates that between nine percent to more than 50 percent of university students are going hungry. It also highlighted findings from an Urban Insitute national study last year which found:
- 11 percent of households with a student in a four-year college experienced food insecurity
- 14 percent of households with a student in a vocational or technical program experienced food insecurity
- 17 percent of households with a student in a community college experienced food insecurity
“Carrie Welton, a Policy Analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy believes the figure of two million students who are potentially eligible for SNAP “seems too conservative,” as reported by Inside Higher Ed.”
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