Friday, December 18, 2015
HUNGRY AND HOMELESS, WITH HOMEWORK
One in five community college students have gone hungry in the last 30 days, according to a survey of more than 4,300 students at 10 community colleges in New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Also, 13% experienced a form of homelessness in the past year, and more than half were at risk of homelessness. For many students, scholarships and student loans still do not cover housing and food expenses. The College and University Food Bank Alliance helps institutions set up and maintain food pantries, and Scholarship America’s Dreamkeepers supports efforts to provide emergency financial aid. Single Stop helps community college students use all of the possible social benefits programs to which they are entitled. It also counsels them on how to manage their finances.
Source: New York Times, 12/4/15, Hungry College Students