Campus food pantries expand to support students’ basic needs

From EdSource: “The University of California Special Committee on Basic Needs released a report in 2022 indicating 43% of undergraduate students reported being food insecure, up from 39% in 2020. Food insecurity is defined as an inability to access or afford a sufficient amount of food to meet one’s basic needs. Aid is available for individuals, including students, meeting low-income eligibility requirements through CalFresh, a supplemental food program offered by the state’s Department of Social Services. However, students and others can still be food insecure even if they do not necessarily qualify for government assistance, and the need for aid is expected to grow with the recent end of additional pandemic-related CalFresh benefits.”

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