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Food Pantry sees growth in usage

Braden Saint Val – News Writer

So far this semester, the food pantry at the Wintergreen building has seen great success. 

Graduate Intern Victoria Ibitoye said that hundreds of students come to the pantry every week, but with growth at such a fast rate, it has been difficult to get enough donations to meet the needs of students.  

Donations are usually sent in by various university departments and local partners like Haven’s Harvest and Midwest Food Bank, but support from students is always welcome. 

Food pantry staff member Ashley Boyne said it is great to help students learn about resources on campus, especially since she has previously used the pantry. 

Ibitoye also said the pantry will be collaborating with the Office of Sustainability to bring the Thrifty Owl to the pantry. They will have a corner where students can take secondhand dorm, kitchen and school supplies if needed. 

The pantry is also creating a Pet Corner where students who have service animals can get the essentials they need to take care of them. 

These events are planned to be set in stone by the end of October, Ibitoye said. 

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