07 July 2014

The Bruin Campus Cupboard





The Bruin Campus Cupboard opened in November last year in response to a survey indicating that 65 percent of students at Salt Lake Community College were often going hungry because of low income and other difficult circumstances.

“We pick up a delivery from [the Utah Food Bank] the third week each month,” says Justin Hughes, a volunteer and the former food pantry coordinator. “It’s sort of a set deal; we can go in and change our food order and make it bigger if we need to or [make it] less, depending on what our demand for food is.”

The food pantry is expanding to include toiletries

The food pantry will provide two full bags of groceries, now including toiletry items, each month for students in need. To get help, students need only simply to present their OneCard and fill out a basic form.

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