State launches initiative at colleges
By the end of the fall semester, every State University of New York and the City University of New York campus will have a food pantry to assist students who may not have enough to eat, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. (Many schools already have pantries, including Dutchess Community College.)
According to one study of hunger on campus, about 25 percent of students at community colleges are “food insecure,” along with 20 percent at four-year schools.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.