Pandemic Fallout Leaves More Students Hungry

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LEHMAN COLLEGE — Economic hardship from COVID-19 policies puts more students at risk of going hungry, making an already present problem worse. About 48 percent of CUNY and 55 percent of Lehman students had experienced food insecurity within the past 30 days, according to the Bronx Free Press.

“We do not have concrete numbers of how much the COVID-19 crisis is affecting food insecurity among Lehman students,” said David Charcape,  Assistant Director for the Office of Campus Life. “However, testimonials from students using the pantry tells us that they are struggling to make ends meet more than ever before.”