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The three major costs in college are tuition, room and board — but what about food?Data that suggests that as many as 40 percent of students in community colleges struggle with food insecurity, and today is really about recognizing that college affordability means more than tuition for some families, according to Carole Johnson, the commissioner of the state Department of Human Services. Our partners at NJTV News speak to the students affected by food insecurity and those working in colleges trying to address the issue.