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University of Northern Colorado continues to feed students: 'It feels kind of like Christmas Day'

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
CBS News Colorado

On a sunny October morning, Lot C at the University of Northern Colorado is full. It's full of people and groceries, filling a huge need on campus. "UNC is committed to supporting our students in their academic success, health, and well-being. We know food insecurity is a critical part of that. 47% of our students have experienced some sort of food insecurity in the last 12 months. It's a dramatic increase," said John Hancock, UNC's assistant vice president for wellness and support. Over the past year, visits to the university's Bear Pantry, which provides food for the community, more than doubled. Thanks to a new partnership developed over the summer with the Weld Food Bank, UNC is now able to bring a mobile version of its food bank to campus monthly. 

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