Community College Opens Food Shelf for Students
Thousands of Minnesotans struggle to find a regular meal. The thought brings families and seniors to mind, but there's another group just as hungry - college students.
Now, one school is trying to meet that need.
North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park has opened a food shelf right on campus. It's called Food Cupboard and it's designed to help students when times are hard. The food shelf opened Tuesday in a campus classroom.
Organizers say it's important because there's a direct correlation between student success and access to a healthy meal.
Sixty percent of the students at the school are considered low income. That means, potentially, 6,000 to 7,000 students may have trouble being able to afford regular meals.
The Food Cupboard is open three days a week. Students are allowed five items per week.