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Nearly half of college students didn’t have enough money for food last year

College students spend their days lounging on the quad, studying in the library, partying with their friends and, many people likely assume, largely immune from the challenges plaguing those of us in the “real world.”

But evidence has accumulated in recent years, indicating that college students across the country are struggling to make ends meet — and, in some cases, not even getting enough food to eat.

Some 45% of college students say they experience ‘food insecurity’ — meaning they have limited or uncertain access to nutritious food.

Some 45% of college students say they experience “food insecurity” — meaning they have limited or uncertain access to nutritious food, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday that captured data from 86,000 students and 123 colleges.

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