A basic needs survey of 28 Minnesota State colleges and universities shows 37-percent of respondents were food insecure in the prior 30-days, 48-percent were housing insecure in the previous year, and 18 percent experienced homelessness during the previous year. Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra:
“But it is particularly difficult for students who are hungry or don’t have a place to lay. And I also want to add that our colleges and universities have been proactive in implementing programs and making resources available. But clearly much more needs to be done.”
Malhotra says this will require strong partnerships within the community.