ACE, Associations tell Congress that food insecurity remains a problem for students

The food insecurity rate among college students is three times higher than among all U.S. households, but only about 3 out of every 10 SNAP-eligible students receive benefits. Current SNAP eligibility requirements for students are complex and confusing, making them harder to get and complicating outreach efforts by colleges and universities and state and local governments.

The organizations noted that by streamlining SNAP requirements and making these benefits more accessible, Congress can increase the number of individuals who successfully complete a postsecondary credential, allowing them to better provide for themselves and their families while contributing to our workforce and economy.

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