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College Hunger, Homelessness & Preparing Hot Meals for Those in Need


You may have heard of the Freshman 15, where college freshmen pack on pounds with campus meal plans. Here's something you might not know: A large number of college students can't afford nutiritious food after paying college costs. On the Sound of Ideas, we'll look at the issue of food insecurity for college students. Then we'll get an update on Northeast Ohio's homeless population, and meet with those preparing to feed the needy on Thanksgiving Day.



A Place 4 Me

St. Augustine Church and Hunger Center


-Sara Goldrick-Rab, Author, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream”

-Mark Rodriguez, Director of Student Life at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus in Parma Director, Oversees Food Bank

-Natasha, 24-year-old who has experienced homelessness

-Brian Davis, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

-Kate Lodge, Program Director, A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland

-Michael Petrakis, Owner, Michael’s Restaurant  and Bar

-Father Joe McNulty, St. Augustine Hunger Center

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”