Now Bergen Community College is offering a new way to help their students by starting a food bank in response to the growing problem.
This situation is all too real for student Jesu Mills who has been struggling with having enough food to eat and the stigma that comes with that.
"It's just that I didn't want to feel that I was helpless and I didn't want people to see me in that light," he said.
But now, Mills says things are different with the help of the X-Change Food Pantry offered at the college.
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