One in Five UC Students Struggles to Pay for Food, Study Finds

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A donation bin sits near shelves with canned foods at the San Francisco Food Bank. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

One in five University of California students reported cutting back on food due to limited resources in the past year according to a survey released Monday. Of the students reporting that they were "food insecure," 29 percent told the university system that they also had trouble studying because of hunger. We'll discuss the results of the survey and hear how the UC system plans to address the issue, including spending $3.3 million they have pledged to improve food access.


Dianne Klein, spokesperson, University of California

Paul Monge, law student, UC Berkeley; incoming UC student regent designate; helped establish the food bank at UC Santa Barbara

Julia Schemmer, student, UC Riverside