Conn. studying problem of food insecurity at colleges

July 30, 2019 | AP via

On a busy day, as many as 300 students, faculty and staff at Manchester Community College will visit the school’s food pantry to help make ends meet with free groceries.

It’s one of about a half-dozen such programs at Connecticut’s state-run community colleges. They have sprung up in recent years to help address what’s become a growing problem of food insecurity, an issue Connecticut lawmakers are hoping to get a better handle on.

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