Helping Our Community: College Pantries

Madison is a 25-year-old single mother who attends James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) part-time. She also works two jobs and is careful to use her limited resources in the best way possible. Spartan’s Table is a food pantry operated on campus at JSCC by Food Bank partner Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries. They offer not only non-perishables to the students and families of those who attend JSCC, but also fresh fruits and vegetables.

Daycare costs and diapers alone use up a lot of Madison’s budget, so being able to utilize Spartan’s Table is a huge help to Madison and her daughter. Madison also has a history of Type 2 diabetes in her family, so she is careful with her diet in order to prevent health complications in the future. The fresh food and recipes she receives at the pantry allow her to make healthier decisions in her weekly meal planning.

The Food Bank partners with six college pantries across our service area with the hopes that students can continue their studies without worrying about where their next meal will come from.

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This story was originally featured in our 2019 Impact Report, published Spring 2020. Click here to view the full report.