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1 in 3 college students faces food insecurity

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1 in 3 college students faces food insecurity
1 in 3 college students faces food insecurity

Statistics say 1 in 3 college students are facing food insecurity and are having trouble searching for the next meal.

But colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make sure students who can't afford meal plans are able to have 3 full meals each day.

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3 a new study shows one in three college students is struggling to get three full meals a day.

Ne's 1's kourtney williams spoke with ul lafayette to find out what programs they have in place for students facing this issue.

Statistics say 1 in 3 college students are facing food insecurity and are having trouble searching for the next meal.

But colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make sure students are able to have 3 full meals each day.

Colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make sure students who ca't afford meal plans are able to have 3 full meals each day.

Ul 3 lafayette has created a campus cupboard for all students to provide temporary food needs.

Trey delcambre is a graduate student at ul lafayette and works in the campus cupboard he says i's avaliable to everyone... not just those struggling financially sot maybe they are graduate students who are pressed for time and dont have enough resources or energy throughout the week to go shopping and prepare meals delcambre works at the campus cupboard as a graduate assistantship and he says skipping meals to save money is common sot i remember those days of working part time jobs late night jobs in the restaurant industry and knowing that yes sometimes it was a situation where be it skipping a meal to save money the covid-19 pandemic has changed the way students access food at the campus cupboard however they will still be given essentials through grab and go bags.

One graduate student at ul lafayette says all college students should be given food stamps with or without a job sot if your a college student a full time one at that i's harder for you to maintain a full time job and be a full time student at the same time so i feel as though just being a full time student should be enough for more information on the campus cupboard you can check out our website at kadn dot com back to you jazmin but there is more help available for students... under the consolidated appropriations act of 2021, college students who are enrolled at least part-time may

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