More college students use food stamps to get by, experts say

09/25/2013 | USA Today

Study data show the number of people ages 19 to 24 who get food stamps more than doubled from 2001 through 2010 and that colleges are seeing an increasing number of students who need help getting enough food. Some students are eligible for food stamps but do not know it, while others do not apply due to the stigma associated with the program, experts said. Budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also could hurt students, experts say.

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