College Food Pantry Started at BSU
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Catholic student center at Boise State University is opening a food pantry to help feed hungry students struggling to make ends meet. For about 15 years, the St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center has served a meal after Mass to anyone from campus who needed one. Now Teresa DeVino tells The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/SgJCWt) that effort is expanding to the food pantry, which will open every Tuesday. The pantry is a collaboration of several campus and community groups. DeVino says it’s a response to a growing need among students. Boise State isn’t the first campus to start a food pantry. One of the first opened at Michigan State in the 1990s. The University of California, Davis, started one in 2010, and the University of Arkansas last year.