Campus Food Pantries Proliferate
For a growing number of colleges and universities, free food pantries are becoming nearly as common as the campus bookstore.
Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to require food pantries at all 64 institutions in the State University of New York system. In California, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017 signed a law allocating $7.5 million to fight campus hunger-not only for pantries, but also for other approaches, such as helping with access to public benefits programs.