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Food Pantry Open: Fighting Food Insecurity

By: Dan Dankert

Food insecurity. What does that mean to me? It represents the millions of Americans who don’t have enough money to pay the bills, and put food on the table. Millions of Americans of all ages suffer from hunger every year in various levels. Recently, studies have begun to show that food insecurity is running rampant across college campuses.

Here at WIU-QC we are proud to be opening a campus food pantry designed to help students make it through a time in their life where their schedule is jam packed, and the money doesn’t usually make ends meet. I see students all the time trying to go to school full time, and in order to do that they work multiple jobs and still at the end of the day they have trouble paying bills and putting food on the table.

It’s our goal that no student at WIU-QC is faced with a situation where they can’t put food on the table, or they have to drop out because food insecurity is too big of a problem for them.

If you are having problems please stop by our food pantry. We are open 3 days a week: Monday from 3-4 p.m., Wednesday from 11-noon, and Thursday from 8-9:30 a.m. It only takes a few minutes to drop by and get a bag of food that will help you make it through the tough time you are having.

If, for any reason, you need help putting food on the table drop by the food pantry when its open or email me, Dan Dankert, at dm-dankert@wiu.edu to set up an appointment. It only takes a few minutes of your time to drop by and get the resources you need to be successful and stay in school!

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