Maryland Sign-On Letter to Support HB 891/767: Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program
Support HB 891/SB 767: Hunger Free-Campus Grant Program
NOTE: This letter is intended for state and local organizations. This is not intended for individuals.
While the issue of hunger in higher education is not new, students still face a number of unique barriers that prevent them from accessing the resources that so many low-income Marylanders rely. For example, off-campus pantries can be challenging to reach, and stigma plays a huge role in preventing many students from seeking help outside of their college community. Additionally, students face extra eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Although students eligible for work study also qualify for SNAP, few may be aware of their eligibility without guidance from SNAP application specialists. The Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program seeks to bring much needed and long-awaited relief to struggling students across Maryland by funding efforts that specifically target barriers that prevent them from accessing the nutritional support the need to succeed in their studies.
Please join Maryland Hunger Solutions in signing on to this letter that aims to create a state-funded matching grant program that will provide higher education institutions with funding to address food insecurity in their campus community.
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