ASU Food Pantry will host grand opening

(09-14-2017)

adams state garden with rows of vegetables between light brown dykes of dirt photo taken at front of row looking south with students crouched harvesting vegetables background has dark cloudy sky a tree and buildings

Photo by Aaron Miltenberger
Students harvest vegetables from the Adams State community garden to help stock the ASU Food Pantry.

The Adams State University Office of Student Life created a Food Pantry to help meet the needs of students. According to Aaron Miltenberger, director of Student Life, a food insecurity study was conducted about 18 months ago and results indicated a significant number of students often make a choice between a necessary cost or eating.

In conjunction with the Annual La Puente sponsored HOPE Week, the Adams State food pantry will celebrate a grand opening from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. The food pantry is located in the Student Life Center, on the north end of the Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the community.

The Adams State Food Pantry partners with the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley and Care and Share, located in Colorado Springs.