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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

College Students

Al Lawson’s Let’s Feed America Campaign

College Students

The cost of a diploma does not stop with tuition; housing, food, transportation, and books all factor into the decision to pursue higher education. Unfortunately, the cost of college has increased significantly in the last decade and for many Americans, this avenue to a brighter future has become unaffordable. An increasing number of students are forced to make hard choices between paying for food over books, or for transportation over necessities.

In Florida’s 5th Congressional District, several institutions like Florida State University, University of North Florida, Tallahassee Community College, North Florida Community College, Florida A&M University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Florida Gateway College, among others, have adopted a deliberate response against hunger by opening food banks on their campuses.

Here are a few of the major actions I have already taken on behalf of our college students: