Legislators will be addressing student food insecurity on college campuses, including Manor College, Temple University, and West Chester University, according to State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta in an article for The Daily Item.
College is a place meant for higher education and self-discovery.
However, as the number of students without parental support grows, many find themselves paying a price more costly than student debt: empty cupboards, hunger and food insecurity.
State Rep Kenyatta held a public policy hearing with officials from Temple University, West Chester University, and Manor College. It was discovered the issue is more widespread than commonly thought, and that students often struggle through it silently.
College officials are aware of the issue on their campus and try to identify and connect students who need help with the available resources, but the need is greater than existing campus food pantries can address.
Rep Kenyatta intends to introduce legislation creating a grant program to provide colleges and universities with the help they need to end hunger on their campuses.
Read more about the legislative action being taken to end food insecurity among students on Manor College’s campus in The Daily Item.