The Cost of Higher Learning affects Food Security

College students nationwide are experiencing firsthand the hardships of trying to afford a higher education. While college hunger is nothing new, it has been a growing problem in recent years because of the ever-increasing costs associated with higher education.

” The issues is only emboldened by inflated living costs and other necessary expenses like insurance, textbook purchases and monthly rent,” stated by Danielle Robertson, a communications and marketing manager.

It is not uncommon for a college student to make the hard decisions to whether pay for food or pay for tuition. It is estimated that 14.5 percent of U.S. households experience food insecurity on a regular basis, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The most effective way to fight food insecurity was to make a statement nationwide and continue to publicize the importance of assisting college hunger. It is necessary to provide campuses with the resources necessary to accommodate the students facing food insecurity.

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