It’s an increasingly common scene on college campuses. Ever longer queues of students to collect packed lunches and food aid. Most of them on the stock market, all are deprived of the odd job that supplemented their income. In Grenoble (Isère), the list of beneficiaries of this solidarity grocery store is growing. “During confinement, we have students who stayed with their families, so we have a little less but it is rebalanced by new students who are more in need”, indicates a manager.
Students can purchase these products for 10% of their value. Result, complete races at a very advantageous price. Another alternative, these food trucks from Crous. Their hours have been extended since the closure of university restaurants. In particular, they offer meals at one euro for scholarship holders. Before the health crisis, it was estimated that more than 500,000 students lived below the poverty line.