Congress proposes SNAP benefits expansion for students

From Inside Higher Education: “Legislation to permanently extend college students’ eligibility for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was introduced in Congress Tuesday. The benefit was temporarily expanded in 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic….Most studies conducted about student hunger between 2007 to 2018 found that the rate of food insecurity on campuses is more than 30 percent, according to a 2018 Government Accountability Office report. Similar and sometimes heightened rates of food insecurity or skipping meals to pay for college supplies have been reported during the pandemic.”

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