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Higher Education Food Insecurity Expert Calls On Idaho Leaders To Do More For Students

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College students across the country are facing growing food and housing insecurity problems. Many universities are responding to this crisis in a number of ways.

Boise State University now hosts and stocks an on campus food pantry for those who need food assistance. However, one of the leading researchers in food and housing insecurity and the inequities seen on college campuses says solutions like this are only band-aids.

 

That researcher, Sara Goldrick-Rab, joins Idaho Matters to share what states and higher education leaders can do to support students experiencing food insecurity and inequality. Goldrick-Rab will give a free virtual address to Boise State Wednesday.

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!