A Twin Cities church is trying to help students who may be suffering from hunger.
The Normal First United Methodist Church teamed up with the Illinois State University and Normal Township to create the first food pantry in Bloomington-Normal, exclusively for college students.
After doing research around the country they say 40% of students on campus are dealing with a lack of food and this new pantry will provide not only food for the body but for the mind as well.
Everybody thinks that college students have all these resources and supplies,” said Gina Campbell, Chairwoman for the food pantry and M.S student at ISU. “We are privileged that we can attend university, yes, that is an opportunity that students have. That does not mean that when you walk in the doors that there aren’t still needs, that there aren’t still battles that students are facing.”
The pantry will open on September 21st and will be open to all college students in the Twin City area.