Education

Despite efforts, University of California students still going hungry

UC Irvine students tour the new, 2,300-square-foot FRESH Basic Needs Hub in Sept. 2017, stocked with dried and canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, refrigerated items and emergency toiletries.
UC Irvine students tour the new, 2,300-square-foot FRESH Basic Needs Hub in Sept. 2017, stocked with dried and canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, refrigerated items and emergency toiletries.
Steve Zylius/UC Irvine

Listen to story

00:57
Download this story 0.0MB

A new survey of University of California students finds that more than one in five skip meals or eat less to varying degrees because of finances. The data comes several years after UC began allocating millions of dollars to combat student food insecurity.