- South Oregon University's new food bank has served 12 people, many of them a handful of times, during its four-week existence, and new students in need are showing up each week to use the SOU Civic Engagement Program-run pantry.
- A $1,000 donation from the school's Commuter Resource Center got the pantry off the ground, and it stays stocked through donations at four drop boxes around campus.
- The pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. or by appointment, and only SOU students with valid ID can be served, and they are allowed 10 items each week.
From the article:
A new campus food bank meant to make finding extra meals less of a hassle for hungry, class-hopping Southern Oregon University students is beginning to see use. "Sometimes with classes it's hard for students to make it out to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank," said coordinator Sophia Mantheakis. "And we're finding that more and more college students are struggling to get by." ...