It’s a well-known fact that food insecurity is very common for college students and can be a significant obstacle to their success. To support the assumption that many of our own students are impacted by hunger, a working group at South Campus began the initial investigation and decision-making effort in the summer of 2015. Based on the results from their research, the FSCJ Student Food Pantry initiative was created to support our students with this critical need.
The pilot pantry is located on FSCJ’s South Campus, F-103, and is open to serve all students on Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. Any student may visit the pantry one time each day of operation to receive up to five pounds of food. Pantry volunteers from Student Engagement will request the student’s FSCJ ID and will provide additional information on available community resources. Program expansion to additional FSCJ locations is in the planning stages.
You can help! Donate your nonperishable food items at any Student Life office. To participate in a donation event or to host one of your own, contact Ashlie Barker-Empleo. You can also help raise awareness of the program by referring any student you may know is in need of support.
Please also be on the lookout for details on the upcoming Grand Opening event on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. - noon.