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There are 3 comments on Innovate@BU Is Taking On College Hunger This Semester

  1. I used to work for YMCA of Greater Boston and I frankly find it ironic that they are involved in the issue of campus hunger. Many of their employees were students or recent grads, and we were paid so poorly we could barely afford to survive. I lived on pasta and ramen; several times an established adult on staff gave cash out of their own wallet to a student/recent grad employee so they wouldn’t starve that week. One of my coworkers was homeless and living off of stale pastries from the grocery store’s markdown bin. Many of us were gaunt and visibly malnourished.

    And yes, we were *all* capped at 15 minutes under benefits eligibility.

  2. I graduated BU in 2020 and was food insecure for almost the entire time I was there. I moved off campus to save money, worked 40 hours a week, and sustained myself off poptarts from the GSU. I now work at a non profit doing hunger relief. I’m glad to see more resources for terriers. While yes, most BU students have wealthy parents that provide for them- we cannot forget about the students that are struggling.

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