IPFW has cut the ribbon on a new food bank it says will serve food-insecure members of the campus community and the public. The university says the food bank has already received more than 3,000 pounds of food as well as monetary donations.
Financial details of the project were not disclosed, though financial support was provided by the Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association.
The food bank will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays when the campus is open. The university says it will accept monetary donations and prepackaged or canned food and drinks anytime the campus is open.
"Studies continue to show an increase in the number of food-insecure students at college campuses across the country," said Kasey Price, assistant vice chancellor for student life and leadership. "We are thrilled to be able to offer help not only to those students on our campus but anyone facing food insecurity in northeast Indiana."
The IPFW Food Bank, which is being run by the university’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Office of Student Life and Leadership, is operating as a partner of Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne. It is also a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.
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