INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A local college campus opened a food pantry this week for its students.
IUPUI officials said the idea came from a television show that featured food pantries opened on other college campuses. The pantry is open to any student or staff member with a JagTag. It opened Wednesday in Room 220 of the Campus Center.
The two people who worked to create the pantry were involved with student organizations on campus. Their research indicated that about 25 percent of incoming IUPUI students qualified for free or reduced lunch prices in high school.
Anyone interested in donating can bring non-perishable food to the Office of Student Involvement, Room 370, in IUPUI’s Campus Center. Monetary donations can be sent to IU Alumni Association at IUPUI c/o Jayme Little, 340 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis 46202.
The pantry is open the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
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