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Resource Pantry Expands in Commonwealth Hall

WCU News 2017

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Resource Pantry Expands in Commonwealth Hall

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Resource Pantry Expands in Commonwealth Hall

Pictured (L to R) cutting the ribbon to the new space are Director of Service Learning & Volunteer Programs Jodi Roth-Saks, Resource Pantry Student Ambassador Gordina Butts, Chester County Food Bank Director of Agency & Community Partnerships Phoebe Kitson Davis, Pat Holveck '69, Dave Holveck '68, President Christopher Fiorentino, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Tori Nuccio, Vice President for Student Affairs Zeb Davenport, and Executive Vice President and Provost Laurie Bernotsky.

WCU celebrated a new, permanent home for the Resource Pantry, which was created one year ago for a growing number of students who demonstrate need for basic essentials. The pantry, which had to be relocated to Commonwealth Hall due to its increased use by students experiencing financial challenges, now has expanded space, fresh food from the University's two gardens, and business attire services.

During an anniversary food drive, 230 pounds of food was collected in bins located across campus.

Open to all West Chester University students, the pantry not only provides food and necessities, but also offers additional tools such as cooking demonstrations focused on preparing nutritious meals and workshops on career readiness and financial literacy.

For more information, contact the pantry or visit the pantry website.