This is good (though it’s bad that it’s needed). Take a look:
Food insecurity is a pervasive issue on college campuses. Four in 10 (36%) four-year students and roughly the same share of community college students (42%) reported being food insecure, according to a survey released earlier this year by the Wisconsin Hope Lab, a research organization that studies student equity issues. The survey covered 43,000 students across 66 campuses in 20 states and the District of Columbia. It notes that food limitations affect learning, and are particularly a problem for disadvantaged students who likely have the hardest time transitioning to college.
All public colleges in The State University of New York and The City University of New York systems will have a food pantry or similar food access point by the end of the fall 2018 semester, expanding an effort that already put those services in many institutions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week.
Non-traditional students, as noted above, really need this sort of support. Hopefully more states can take note and follow this (or maybe we can have fewer Americans with such needs, but I’m not holding my breath on that one).