NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a new effort to help college students who have trouble affording food.Police: 11-Month-Old Child Shot In Face In The Bronx
Under the legislation, 470,000 New York college students would qualify for food assistance.READ MORE: Fire Shuts Down Garden State Parkway In Brick Township
Currently, students are required to work in order to receive benefits.
“This bill would permanently eliminate the work-for-food requirement for college students because students should be allowed to focus on their studies without worrying about where their next meal is coming from,” Gillibrand said.MORE NEWS: Alternate Side Parking Suspended In NYC Thursday Due To Expected Snowfall
The senator said even before the pandemic, students on college campuses in New York and across the nation were experiencing high levels of food insecurity.