The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

by Caitlin Dewey

Caleb Torres, a George Washington University student, regularly skipped meals his freshman year because he didn’t have enough money to buy food. [Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post]

According to a first-of-its-kind survey released Tuesday by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 36 percent of US students at 66 surveyed colleges and universities do not get enough to eat, and a similar number lack a secure place to live.