Hunger In The Classroom: A Growing Need For Campus Pantries

Sep 12, 2014

The "ramen noodle diet" may once have been a badge of honor for the college student on a strict budget. But now, with changing demographics and skyrocketing education costs, “food insecurity” is being seen as a serious problem on campuses across the nation. 

Huskies Student Food Pantry, open for business.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A growing number of students and community volunteers are stepping in to fill the nutritional void by starting university food pantries. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports on the effort at Northern Illinois University: