Elizabethtown College President McCormick Leads Charge to Combat Food Insecurity On Campus
Elizabethtown College students will soon have new means to combat food insecurity.
The Blue Jay Pantry – a new food pantry located inside the Brossman Commons Center for Student Involvement – will open on Wednesday, September 30, and will be available to the entire student body. Led by President McCormick, the mission of the pantry is to provide free, non-perishable food items for Elizabethtown College students experiencing hunger and having difficulty buying food as well as offering a resource to help all students create healthy meals.
The Blue Jay Pantry will be managed by Etown’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement and staffed by student volunteers. Provisions for the pantry will be sourced through donations, both of non-perishable food items and monetary contributions. A steering committee comprised of Elizabethtown College students, faculty, and staff will provide guidance for the pantry to ensure it is operating in a way that benefits all students.
Elizabethtown College joins over 600 schools nationwide who operate an on-campus food pantry and is now a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA). CUFBA provides colleges and universities with support, training, and resources to connect more students with the food and resources they need for educational success.
The Blue Jay Pantry is located in Brossman Commons 251. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the Blue Jay Pantry website for more information including a list of most needed items you can donate.