"... Students are three times more likely than the average Alameda County resident to be food insecure: 44 percent versus 13 percent of residents at large. And 57 percent of UC students who are food insecure are for the first time.
'There’s something unique about the college experience that’s creating food insecurity,' said Meg Prier, Cal’s Basic Needs food manager.
Berkeley has additional assistance, including a food assistance program that is for students not eligible for CalFresh but who still need funding for food
'The pantry is an emergency support,' Prier added. 'We’re really trying to take a structural and systemic approach and take a preventative model. Fundamentally, we know that students are facing food insecurity because financial aid isn’t enough.' "
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