State University of New York moves to expand food pantries

March 2, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s public university system is expanding its efforts to combat student hunger.

The State University of New York on Thursday announced that a Food Insecurity Task Force made up of university leaders, students, nutritionists and others will work toward putting resources such as food pantries on all SUNY campuses. About 70 percent of campuses currently provide some sort of food security.

The effort aligns with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “No Student Goes Hungry Program” that’s intended to provide students from kindergarten through college with access to healthy meals.

The new task force will build resources and launch a multi-year campaign to promote awareness.

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