Hunger on New Jersey Campuses Is More Common Than You May Think
Sheila Noonan and Leah Mishkin, NJ Spotlight
Hunger is an unwelcome staple at college campuses across New Jersey. More than a third of college students don’t always have enough to eat, studies show. With about 240,200 full-time undergraduates in the state, that means about 80,000 could be going to classes hungry.
New Jersey colleges are stepping up efforts to ease hunger among students, aided by educational and community nonprofit organizations, a $1 million state grant program, and new state SNAP rules designed to make more students eligible for the benefits.