SAL Supports App State Food Pantry
SAL members at Appalachian State University are always looking for ways to support their community. This spring, they came together to collect donations for their campus food pantry.
Students at App State are “often told about the resources available to us in case of food insecurity or homelessness,” says chapter president Kayla Binkley. She and her officer team believe “we have a duty to help and support each other,” and the campus food pantry seemed like the right way to meet a local need. Although the university has a population of about 19,000 students, students feel like “a close knit family and community.” Most of the members “either use or know someone who uses this resource.”
As chapters make plans for SAL’s fall Food Fight Against Hunger, Binkley encourages everyone to find out if your university has a campus food pantry. “Part of the chapter’s food drive should go to it because it not only helps the pantry maintain inventory for those in need, it is helping your peers too.” Plus collecting food on campus allowed SAL’s App State officers to recruit new members to their chapter at the same time.
We are grateful to our members at App State for collecting 75 food items in six hours to support their campus food pantry. For more information about our App State chapter, click here.