CNN has reported that even though you many not hear about hunger being a problem, there is probably a population on campus in need. It good to be noted that there has been an increase in the number of food pantries on college campuses.
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.
When it comes to student hunger, a lack of data is a problem. “We wish we had better date,” said Katharine Broto, a researcher in sociology. “We first started collecting data on student hunger seven years ago. But it is hard to tell if it is gotten better or worse because we are always looking at different populations and different schools.”
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.