To the Editor:
Across town at Worcester State University, we hear exactly what Monica Sager is saying about food insecurity on college campuses (“Food insecurity real for many college students,” Your Turn, Worcester Magazine, March 21).
I write to note that our friends at Clark are not alone in this struggle. I just returned from Washington, D.C., where 13 of my WSU peers and I spent our spring break meeting with the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation about one of the very problems Ms. Sager mentioned: that many food insecure college students are ineligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) due to the 20-hour-a-week work requirement.
The Massachusetts delegation, especially U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern,…