Penn State Brandywine Staves Off Student Hunger With On-Campus Food Pantry
Students, faculty, and staff at Brandywine Penn State have created a campus food pantry to help combat student hunger, writes Mike McDade for news.psu.edu.
The pantry is a collaboration between Brandywine’s Center for Ethics & Civic Engagement and the Office of Student Affairs.
“At Brandywine, we want to make sure that the most basic needs of our students are met, and in this case, the need for food and personal care items,” Rosenberg Director of the Center for Ethics & Civic Engagement Vippy Yee said.
Students can access non-perishable and fresh foods and personal care items.
Donation drives keep it stocked and orders are placed through Brandywine’s Housing and Food Services department to keep costs down.
The pantry is self-service, confidential, and open to any student.
There’s also an online ordering system.
Sophomore Angel Asomugha manages the ordering process and tracks the pantry’s inventory.
Sophomore Nuzhat Tasmim is also building a robust online management system to improve the pantry’s ordering process, inventory database, and communications.
Future plans call for gift cards for gas and food vouchers to the campus’ Blue Apple Café.
Read more about the Penn State University food pantry at news.psu.edu.
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