34 DECEMBER 2018 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
After coming home from his part-time job at Best Buy, Jesse
Delacruz walks through his empty living room in his Corona
apartment to his equally bare kitchen. He grabs a drink from
his refrigerator which houses a few lonely bags of pre-made
He has had only one meal today.
Delacruz, like a growing number of college student in the borough, wor-ries
about how he can afford his next meal. He has even started going to
a food pantry at his school, LaGuardia Community College, but students
are encouraged to only go up to 3 times a month even though none are
turned away from the food pantry.
‘There are people
that are literally
students in Queens