Auburn University Opens Food Bank for Students
Alabama is called the second hungriest state in the country. In our area, one in four people say they didn't have enough money to buy food at some point in the last year. Even college students are going hungry. That's why one university is opening a campus food pantry.
Auburn University officials say they've noticed a growing number of students going to food banks in the area. That's when they say it was time to step in.
King, who is heading up the efforts, says in the last several years, the number of students who are hungry has drastically risen.
Plus, full-time students are typically ineligible to receive food stamps under federal programs.
If you would like to help out or if you need help, please contact King at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Hettinger at email@example.com.
King says the sororities in Panhellenic donated the food to kick start the program.