Food Pantries Act as a Lifeline for College Students as State Works to Address Food Insecurity Crisis
Jordan Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jason Minicozzi, a senior at Duquesne University senior, recalls seeing his peers struggling. Without cars, many could not leave campus to find affordable food. The options on campus were expensive, with the added burden of textbooks, tuition, rent, and recent economic woes pushing students' budgets to their limits.
The lack of options led Minicozzi's organization, the Migration Club, to create the McAnulty College Community Food Pantry last year. The effort joins a growing list of local universities opening and expanding pantries to meet the food insecurity crisis on campus.