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Why Many UWM Students Don't Have Enough To Eat, And What's Being Done About That

Jason Rieve
Tom Lulak and guests.

If you had the opportunity to attend college, you probably have some great memories of your days on campus. Some say college was one of the best experiences of their lives. But today, far too many college students are having an experience that is not something they expected: being hungry.

As the cost of college has gone up, more and more students find themselves cutting corners, such as buying books instead of bread. A recent survey of UWM students found that half of them had times when they didn’t know where their next meal was coming from.

On this edition of UWM Today, we explore why so many students don’t have enough to eat and what colleges are doing about it.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.