By Bob Katzen
The Senate 39-0, approved an amendment that would provide $1 million to support a hunger-free campus initiative to address food insecurity at public colleges and junior colleges.
“Unfortunately, too many students at our state 2- and 4-year colleges are food insecure,” said sponsor Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem). “This $1 million will support on-campus programming to address food insecurity, like mobile markets, SNAP enrollment assistance and more. I am grateful that the Senate recognizes the critical importance of addressing this issue. No one should have to learn on an empty stomach.”
(A “Yes” vote is for the $1 million.)
Sen. Patricia Jehlen Yes