TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Food insecurity is a problem in our community and college students are often forgot about when it comes to the hunger crisis.
United Campus Ministries in Terre Haute opened a food pantry to try to help.
The pantry is open to students from any of Vigo County’s five colleges.
Over the course of the last year, the organization spread the word about the program.
UCM workers say their efforts paid off, and this year…more students are using the pantry.
But now, the shelves of the pantry are bare.
The coordinator of the program told News 10 she’s seen first hand the impact of the industry.
“One day, there was a girl that came in and she was just like…floored about the food pantry. She saw it and she started crying. I’m just like if we can help somebody like that…I’m in the right place…we’re doing the right thing,” JiLeigha Posley, the food pantry coordinator said.
The pantry is asking for donations like granola bars , macaroni and cheese, and fruit.
If you or your organization would like to help, call Campus Ministries at 812-232-0186.