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Oregon college officials, students worry about rise in food insecurity with pandemic food stamp benefits set to expire

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Metal., talks at a Jan. 13 roundtable on understudy hunger that she met with delegates from Oregon schools and colleges. Bonamici as of late presented regulation that would expect schools to inform understudies who get work concentrate on that they may be qualified for food stamps. Sami Edge/The OregonianSami edge

Katherine Bode has been handling calls the entire week from overreacted Clatsop Junior college understudies who will see how much help they get to pay for food drop sharply when public advantages return to pre-pandemic levels in Spring.

One nursing understudy who is offsetting school with a task and raising her family told Bode she anticipates that her advantages should drop from $900 per month to $400 when Coronavirus crisis distributions for the Supplemental Sustenance Help Program end. She told Bode she will probably need to stop school and work all day to help her loved ones.

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