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Hunger on campus: Finding help for food insecurity

March 18, 2021


Even before the COVID-19, food insecurity among college and university students was a growing problem. Food insecurity is defined by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.” Although there are no nationally representative estimates of food insecurity among higher-ed students, some recent literature indicates that about 1 in 3 college students experienced food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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