Maryland Food Bank highlights food insecurity in colleges
SALISBURY, Md. – At Salisbury University Thursday, students got a little surprise and a helping hand from the Maryland Food Bank.
It’s all a part of Maryland Food Bank’s 40th anniversary, the perfect chance for the organization to highlight another group here on the shore that may not know where their next meal could be coming from college students.
That’s why they handed out 6,000 pounds of food Thursday to students on campus and also opened the flock food pantry and other resources.
“We’re here on campus to bring awareness to campus food insecurity because we realize that across the state that students are challenged with food insecurity with all the other expenses that they have to be concerned about,” explains Jennifer Small of the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore.
The flock food pantry on campus is one resource the food bank is providing. It’s open twice a week for staff faculty and students from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.