- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A graduate student at the University of Illinois’ Springfield campus has started a food pantry for students.

Malayzja Anderson is helping to stock donated, nonperishable food items for the new UIS Cares initiative. She tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (https://bit.ly/2eys0ZF ) that student meal plans start to deplete around this time of the semester so students may not eat as much. She says UIS Cares lets them “come in and just grab something to supplement them.”

The pantry will be open Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. Organizers say students also can email them to set up a time to pick up food.

Those who want to donate can find drop-off locations around the UIS campus. Needed items include canned vegetables, cereal, snacks and sauces.

___

Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide