ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, Elizabethtown College launched a new initiative in an effort to combat food insecurity. The Blue Jay Pantry, a food pantry located on campus, will be available to the College’s student body.
“We established the Blue Jay Pantry in an effort to minimize the burdens that food insecurities can place on our students,” Elizabethtown College President Cecilia M. McCormick, J.D. said. “It’s estimated that one in five college students have inadequate access to food and we want to put an end to that starting on our campus, and eventually expanding our efforts to the broader community.”
The mission of the pantry is to provide free, non-perishable food items for Elizabethtown College students experiencing hunger and/or having difficulty buying food as well as offering a resource to help students create healthy meals.
Elizabethtown College joins over 700 schools nationwide who operate an