Although post-secondary students who are at risk of food insecurity may be eligible for SNAP, many are not participating in the program. To tackle hunger among students, FNS is working to reduce barriers to SNAP for eligible students, including confusion about specific student exemptions that impact eligibility. During this listening session, FNS invites SNAP E&T stakeholders to share input on how to improve access to SNAP for students. Participants discuss how to identify students with high need for food assistance, institutions of higher education that serve students with high need for food assistance, and actions at the local, state, and federal level that could promote student access to SNAP.
- Merrit Gillard, Program Analyst, Program Design Branch, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service