SCRANTON, Pa. – April 13, 2021 –Lackawanna College Towanda Center students, faculty, and staff joined Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) for a pop-up food pantry at the Center to benefit individuals in need in Bradford County.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania— particularly Bradford county is seeing a rise in food insecurity,” said Brad Reid, director of the Lackawanna College Towanda Center. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with CHOP to help distribute much-needed food to members of our community.”
Lackawanna College students, faculty, and staff helped CHOP volunteers unload, organize, and distribute food boxes.
“Hunger doesn’t magically end the second someone graduates high school,” said Dani Ruhf, Founder and Executive Director of CHOP. “The prevalence of food insecurity at the college level is staggering, especially among off-campus students. We are here to help.”
CHOP works to close the meal gap and end childhood hunger by collaborating with local food banks, schools, volunteers, and donors. The organization serves thousands of students weekly in Maryland and Pennsylvania.