Several Houston community colleges and universities have launched food scholarships to help students get enough to eat. At Texas Woman’s University, students on the scholarships get free groceries twice a month, so long as they stay in school. The assistant director of student life there, Deborah Unruh, helped start the program after she noticed students ate free snacks at campus events as if they were meals. She polled some students and discovered one in four was struggling to get enough to eat. Nationally, a recent survey found that over a third of U.S. college student struggle with hunger.
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