Food pantry set up to benefit students

By Lisa Eikenburg

A food pantry has been established by the Student Health Center, Counseling Center and Office of Campus Life to assist students when food becomes scarce. “We have seen an overwhelming response with our previous food pantries, with over 2,500 food items being given out to students,” reported Debbie Dibble, Student Health Center director.

The food pantry is open weekly on Tuesdays, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Information Desk in the Williams Center.

Donations of non-perishable foods for the food pantry are being accepted on a regular basis. Food donations can be dropped off at the Campus Life Office in the Williams Center Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A list of recommended donations and community food pantry locations are on the food pantry website. Suggestions for donations include:

Canned foods with pull top openings
    Soups, beans, vegetables
Boxed foods
    Rice, macaroni and cheese, cereal​, granola bars
Individual Packets
    Oatmeal, chips, crackers, nuts, ramen noodles
​Fruit cups​
Pasta and sauce
Feminine hygiene products
Toothpaste and brushes
Toilet paper
Individual care
    Facial and body wash
    Shampoo and conditioner