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Campus Food Pantry Begins Second Year of Operation

An array of tabletop nonperishables represents what a student can receive weekly from the campus pantry.
An array of tabletop nonperishables represents what a student can receive weekly from the campus pantry.
Cheryl Y. Hammond, Dining Services' special events manager, serves Community Peer Educator Tasia A. Werkmeister ...
Cheryl Y. Hammond, Dining Services’ special events manager, serves Community Peer Educator Tasia A. Werkmeister …
... as students gain food for thought about The Cupboard.
… as students gain food for thought about The Cupboard.
An anniversary dinner in a pleasant locale
An anniversary dinner in a pleasant locale

A pair of Dining Services events this week marked the first anniversary of The Cupboard, which assists Penn College students and their families who are struggling with food insecurities. The food pantry – on the first floor of the Bush Campus Center – supported about 380 people last year, and opened its doors to visitors Tuesday in observance of Hunger Action Month.  A spaghetti dinner that evening, held on the CC patio, also raised awareness and attracted donations. There are a number of ways to help The Cupboard: Fresh produce from backyard gardens is welcome, as are contributions of nonperishable food; students can donate through their meal plans at any Dining Services unit, and employees can make monetary gifts through the Annual Giving Office. For more about The Cupboard, call 570-327-4764.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

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