WNYC’s The Takeaway: Feeding New York State Advocacy Manager Ryan Healey guests with host Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss hunger on college campuses.
Oct. 26, 2022 – Numerous reports over the years show that food insecurity among college students is as widespread as ever. According to the latest data from The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, in the fall of 2020, nearly three in five students lacked adequate access to “basic needs” like food or housing. And across both two-and-four year colleges, 1 in 3 students experienced food insecurity.
We spoke with Ryan Healy from Feeding New York State about what college administrators can do to help students on campus, and what state and federal policies can do to expand SNAP access for students.