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campus hunger

25 Feb

-Hunger-Free Campus Act passes Senate!

The Hunger-Free Campus Act, (A-4702/S-3239), which promises to address hunger among college students, heads to governor’s desk for his signature. The legislation would establish a grant program to help colleges address college hunger. In order to be deemed a “hunger-free campus,” the institution would be required to: Establish a hunger task force that meets a minimum of three times per academic year to set at least two goals with action plans, Designate a staff member responsible for assisting students with enrollment...

18 Jan

-Too many college students face hunger

New study finds hunger is prevalent among college students, offers solutions to help address hunger and help more students succeed. The U.S. Government Accountability Office report, released Jan. 10, found that more than half – 57 percent – of at-risk students were not participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP, aka food stamps) in 2016. Those most at risk for hunger were first-generation college students and single parents. Of 31 studies on campus-food insecurity reviewed by the GAO, the...

04 Dec

State legislation advances to fight hunger

An Assembly panel last week approved a package of 14 bills aimed at addressing hunger in New Jersey. Led by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, who has made hunger a top priority, the effort promises to curb hunger on college campuses, connect people with food assistance, raise awareness of hunger in New Jersey, reduce food waste and provide more healthy shopping options for people living in “food deserts.’’ The measures now head to the full Assembly, with a vote expected on Dec. 17. We’re...

27 Nov

-SNAP for college kids

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced new rules that will allow more hungry college students to receive federal food aid. We joined the Murphy Administration officials last week to announce the expansion of food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges — a top priority for Hunger Free New Jersey. This change will benefit an estimated 67,000 college students — many of whom face the terrible choice of continuing their education or putting food on...

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