- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fayetteville State University is joining other higher-education campuses by adding a food pantry at the school.

University officials said a grand opening will be held Tuesday for the pantry, which is a partnership with Food Lion. The grocery store chain provided $10,000 in product, shelving and laptops to get the pantry started.

The pantry will be located on the first floor of the Barber Administration Building.

Food Lion has worked with Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference schools to set up pantries in 13 towns and cities where CIAA schools are located. FSU is a CIAA member.

More than 570 campus food pantries nationwide are registered with the College and University Food Bank Alliance, which formed in 2012. It helps colleges set up food pantries and other hunger programs.

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