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"Invisible Need" Students at WMU - Part 2

May 14, 2018
Greyson Steele / WMUK-FM

Many college students are enjoying their summer break. But a few are just looking for something to eat. A recent survey found that more than a third of university students are “food insecure,” or lack steady access to healthy, affordable food. And Western Michigan University is not an exception.

"Invisible Need" Students at WMU - Part 1

May 11, 2018
Andy Robins / WMUK-FM

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of t-shirts sold to support the Invisible Need Project.

During much of its academic year, Western Michigan University is home to over 20,000 students. Some of them don’t have enough money pay for their tuition, healthcare, and in some cases food. But the Invisible Need Project on campus is there to help.

Since April, agency has seen more than 1,000 visitors per month

The report says the Battle Creek-based Food Bank of South Central Michigan helps more than 189,000 people each year.

Cuts in Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program (SNAP) benefits will be felt soon