Special Reports

‘When You’re Starving, Everything Smells So Good’

Kent Nishimura, Los Angeles Times

Yvonne Montoya’s campaign to get her college to accept food stamps resulted in 
a California law requiring that food stamps be accepted at colleges in eight counties.
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Yvonne Montoya, 49, a student, and mother of three, knows what it’s like to be homeless and hungry in college. After the recession hit and she lost her event-planning business and her home, Montoya, who had never finished her degree, spent several...

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