Tuesday, January 31, 2017

State Colleges See Rise in Hunger and Homlessness

"The state’s colleges and universities are reporting that hunger and homelessness among students have increased over the past year, an alarming new disclosure that makes clear that many low-income students have far more to worry about than just exams and extracurricular activities.

Forty-five percent of the colleges reported a rise in student homelessness over the last year. Thirty-eight percent saw an increase in students living with “food insecurity,” roughly defined as a lack of consistent access to food. And 34 percent saw a rise in students being served by food pantries."

Source: Boston Globe, 1/25/17, View Article...

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