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Marshall opens food bank for students

Photo for The Parthenon by Andrea Steele  Tiffany Tatum of the Huntington Area Food Bank helps stock the new food bank on Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center.
Photo for The Parthenon by Andrea Steele
Tiffany Tatum of the Huntington Area Food Bank helps stock the new food bank on Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s new student food pantry had its grand opening Wednesday in room BW13 of the Memorial Student Center.

The idea for the food pantry came about between Student Government Association and the Office of Community engagement because they wanted to have a food pantry available for students in need.

Elizabeth Sheets, director of the Office of Community engagement, said it is important to provide a food pantry for college students because she can’t imagine anyone going without food.

“We work with students on a daily basis and we see the need and struggle to try to pay for tuition and rent,” Sheets said. “It seems as if food is at the bottom of the list when it comes to prioritizing and we just don’t want anyone to go without food…”

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