Food Pantry Provides Assistance to ICC Students
Pam Adams, The Journal Star
Increasingly, colleges across the country are recognizing that many students have to make tough choices between buying books, school supplies, housing, and food.
Illinois Central College (ICC) is no exception. Terri Ingles, coordinator of access services, says she has seen students take books out of backpacks to make room for food from school's food pantry.
ICC began a small, word-of-mouth pantry in 2011 in a virtually hidden corner of the East Peoria campus. Last year, the facility moved to a more visible location and partnered with Midwest Food Bank.