Nearly 25% of All College Students Are Hungry

According to a recent report published by the Students Against Hunger have reported that a significant number of college students (22 percent) have very low levels of food security, which can make classwork more difficult.

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The study surveyed nearly 4,000 students from 26 four-year colleges and eight community colleges asking them questions about their accessibility to food

Some of those findings were the following:

  • 15 percent of food-insecure students had experienced some sort of homelessness in the past year
  • Nearly half (49 percent) of food-insecure students, had borrowed money from friends or family to help pay bills.
  • Food Insecurity occurred at both community colleges and four-year institutions. Twenty-five percent of students at community colleges had very low food security; 20 percent of students at four-year institutions did.
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