More colleges link with food banks as students go hungry

Survey reveals widespread schemes to help learners

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Colleges are resorting to food vouchers and emergency parcels with food and toiletries to help students who would otherwise have to make the choice between studying and feeding themselves.

An exclusive Tes Scotland survey, to which 23 out of Scotland’s 28 colleges responded, shows a number of institutions across the country issue food bank vouchers to students, while others offer emergency food packages or supermarket vouchers – or even offer a breakfast club for students struggling to make ends meet. Most colleges also have discretionary or hardship funds that they make available to those ...

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