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Should More College Towns Offer Food Banks?

The University District food bank near the University of Washington typically caters to the needs of the working poor and single parents, but recently it has seen more college students coming in for food because they can't afford to eat.

A food bank across the country from University District is finding a similar pattern, and the director of the Cornucopia Food Pantry at the University of New Hampshire says:

There is a stereotype that well, if they're in college, they can afford to eat. But there are some students who have hardly any disposable income, and because of that, the food budget suffers. They either eat really badly, or they just don't eat enough.

Most community food banks simply require identification that someone lives in the area to gain access to their services. Do you think more college towns should have food banks or would too many students take advantage of them?

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