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streamline the application process for students by creating a separate applica- tion system that omits questions that would not apply to college students or by designating caseworkers to review applications from college students. Developing a successful SNAP program on college campuses requires a comprehensive approach that involves campus leaders, state and local agencies, and students with lived experiences. In building a strong rela- tionship with college campuses, county agencies must involve BIPOC case- worker staff that understands BIPOC students lived experiences and the intersections of race with immigration, foster youth, and low-income status, among others. Applying a race equity lens means recognizing that BIPOC students disproportionately face food insecurity and poverty, making systemic and structural changes to meet students where they are, and to increase equitable access to the critical resources they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
longitudinal survey. Public Health Nutrition, 25 (2), 389-397. https://doi .org/10.1017/S1368980021003104 6. Freudenberg, N., Goldrick-Rab, S., & Poppendieck, J. (2019). College students and SNAP: The new face of food insecurity in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 109 (12), 1652–1658. https:// doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305332 7. USDA Food and Nutrition Service. (2022). Supplemental nutrition assistance program: Students. https://www.fns.usda .gov/snap/students 8. Dahl, S., Strayhorn, T., Reid Jr, M., Coca, V., & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2022) Basic needs insecurity at historically black colleges and universities: A #RealCollegeHBCU report. Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. https://hope4college .com/basic-needs-insecurity-at- historically-black-colleges-and-universities Michelle Fausto is a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the American Public Human Services Association.
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