Why MCTC students are spending more on food

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College officials say student spending on food there is up 14 percent compared to last year’s level — even despite the bad economy, the student newspaper City College News reports.

Looks like the number of sales are higher, as well as the size of each sale. General Manager Jeffrey Johnson says the college is offering a wider variety of food — and getting the word out about its student meal card program, which is free of sales tax and has a discount of almost 13 percent.

He told the paper:

“I used to hear that our prices were too high. 12.75 percent savings is substantial and so I don’t hear that so much anymore.”