College student hunger is a growing area of concern, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic fallout. In order to bring awareness to this issue and provide practical ways it can be addressed, Affordable Colleges Online has created a thorough overview of the topic, linked here.
Note: Some temporary updates have been implemented to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recently (March 2021), including an expansion of the program to students who are eligible for a work study program, or those who have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 0. These modifications extend through the end of the current public health emergency.
This flyer provides more information about the temporary USDA SNAP benefits update for college students. Please share this resource with organizations throughout the state that assist college students with enrollment for benefits.