Students struggling to make ends meet, no longer have to worry about food insecurity.
February 25, 2016
SHIPPENSBURG – With Gov. Tom Wolf still fighting for our state budget to be passed, students across the state are suffering from the cut-backs. This means campus and community programs are looking to make the situation easier for students who can no longer afford meal plans.
The Shippensburg United Campus Ministry, located in the Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center across from the Franklin Science Center, opened a food pantry. Their open-door policy invites students struggling with food insecurity to stock up on non-perishable items. From ramen noodles to canned vegetables, the pantry has a large selection of goods for students to choose from.
United Campus Minister, Jan Bye, says they wanted a place for students to know they could come and receive aid in this essential aspect of living. She hopes that because the Spiritual Center isn’t located at the heart of campus, students who worry that someone will see them utilizing the food bank’s resources, will feel more inclined to come by.
Bye says, “We just want students to flourish and if you’re hungry, that’s difficult to do.”
The food bank is open Monday through Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. For up-to-date information and events, visit www.shipout.org.