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Food Assistance Put on Table for Low-Income College Students

The National School Lunch Program — the federally assisted and state-administered program that provides free or reduced price meals to millions of children in school and after-school programs — should be expanded to serve low-income college students as a means of boosting their chances of earning a degree.

That’s the key argument of a new proposal being presented this week at a national conference on housing and food insecurity among undergraduates.