(By Jala Forest / Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration) – Nearly 40% of college students at four-year universities are affected by food insecurity, according to a survey conducted in 2020 by Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community and Justice. The rates of college food insecurity have increased by 30% over the last decade, according to a study by the American Public Health Association. Over that same period, the number of food pantries on college campuses has increased nearly eightfold. According to the College & University Food Bank Alliance, there are food pantries on over 700 college campuses across the United States, compared to just 88 in 2012.
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