Marshall Opens Food Pantry for Students


College students are not part of the group that most would think about needing help from a food pantry. Marshall University officials say the need is definitely there for that little extra support for students to get by and are doing something about it.

Marshall University and the Huntington Area Food Bank have teamed up to develop a food pantry on campus for students. The idea for the pantry began two years ago.

Marshall isn’t the first college in the area to provide it’s students with a pantry, West Virginia State has a pantry that will be one-year-old in March. And West Virginia University has a pantry that opened in the fall of 2010.

The pantry is open from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon Tuesdays and Fridays. In order to obtain food students need their I.D. and have to sign in.

Donations of both non-perishable food and money for the pantry are welcome.

Groups around campus like the Marshall University Alumni Association are holding food drives to help support the pantry.