Student Food Stamp Use Doubled Over 10 years

by nycadmin

September 26, 2013

USA Today College reports on the growing number of college students affected by SNAP cuts and the implications of receiving food stamps while in school. 12.6% of students ages 19-24 received SNAP in 2010, up from 5.4% in 2001. “Reports from campus advisers suggest that the number of students needing help has increased,” wrote Nicholas Freudenberg, co-director, NYC Food Policy Center and distinguished professor.  According to a 2010 report on food insecurity, 6.4% of CUNY students received SNAP benefits. However, the need is much greater than that: three times as many who were eligible did not apply.

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