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Food Pantries on the Rise at U.S. College Campuses

“The perception is of college students that if you are able to go to college and you have an opportunity to go to college, you’re part of the haves of this country, not part of the have-nots,” said Beth McGuire-Fredericks, assistant director for college housing at the Stony Brook campus on eastern Long Island and a co-founder of the pantry. “How can someone who’s in college be someone who has a need like food?”