Colleges Address Student Hunger
Jason Barr, WMRA Public Radio
It’s around lunchtime at Blue Ridge Community College, and students are buying snacks out of vending machines, microwaving meals brought from home, or purchasing hot meals. But for many students, the idea of grabbing a bite to eat is becoming more difficult.
Food insecurity hits hardest on community college campuses, but bigger universities, too, are seeing increases in food-insecure students. The end result, however, is the same: Hunger undermines a student's ability to learn.