Students Against Hunger, recently reported that college campus hunger goes far beyond a few sad stories. They surveyed more than 3,000 students at a mix of 34 community and four-year university, finding that 48% experienced food insecurity in the past 30 days.
Their data suggests that hunger is more common among college students than the U.S. population as a whole, in which 14% of households experience food insecurity each year, according to the government.
Their study also found that 56% of food insecure students were currently employed, more than half received a federal grant and more than 18% had received a private scholarship. A majority of students who are food insecure were also working and receiving financial aid at the same time.