ASBG to open food pantry

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The Delta College Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) has recently announced plans to open a food pantry next semester.

In preparation for this ASBG is hosting a turkey drive for Thanksgiving in hopes of giving away 75 donated turkey’s to students in need.

To pledge a turkey donation, forms are accepted in the ASBG office, as well as student activities and online at sjdcstudentlife.wufoo.com.

The deadline to pledge is Oct. 31.

Students interested in signing up to receive a turkey may do so beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1. Turkeys will be distributed on Nov. 20.

The food pantry idea was originally pitched by former Senator of College and Community Relations Mark Smith and has recently come to light due to ASBG Vice President of Student Affairs Elizabeth Landa.

A fall food drive is currently being hosted, and accepting all non-perishable food items from Oct. 6-Dec. 6.

Non-perishables can be donated in the ASBG office in Shima 101F and Student Activities Office Shima 101C.

Promoting student health and wellness for currently enrolled Delta students is the main drive for the founding of the pantry.

Not only will this help students, it will also help families access ingredients for a healthy, well-balanced meals.

According to the ASBG website the pantry vision statement is “to ensure no student goes hungry because of a lack of income or access to food.”

Students with valid student identification will be allowed access to the food pantry on distribution days.

An online in-take form is required to receive distributions. All information is available at deltacollege.edu/org/asbg.