CUNY students and on-campus food pantries receive checks during COVID-19 crisis

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BARUCH COLLEGE – In an attempt to address food insecurity among CUNY students during COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, the New York City Council is giving thousands of dollars to low-income CUNY students in need and on-campus food pantries.

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Ritchie Torres and CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez announced that 1,595 students in significant financial need will receive $400 in checks to spend on food at local grocery stores this spring.