Study examines food insecurity in California’s higher education system

Photo of someone collecting food at the UC Berkeley Food Pantry
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A study conducted by the California Policy Lab found that in the 2019-20 academic year, 11.8% of UC system undergraduates used the CalFresh program. The authors of the study hope the baseline data will help the university better understand CalFresh participation trends.

The study found that in the 2019-20 academic year, 11.8% of UC undergraduate students and 4% of UC graduate students were enrolled in CalFresh and receiving food assistance. 
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