Hunger on campus: Half of college students don’t get enough to eat

An estimated half of all college students are going hungry because they cannot afford to buy the food they need, according to a study by AFT member Sara Goldrick-Rab, who recently published an article about it in the New York Times. This problem extends far beyond the familiar ramen stories so many students have told over the years; students are now turning to food banks, struggling with homelessness and dropping out of school because they cannot afford to stay. The culprit? The “new economics of college,” with its high tuition and soaring student debt.

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