USC Union Opens Student Food Pantry

USC Union is honored to announce a student food pantry will open on campus on Monday, March 15th. The food pantry was made possible by the Lutz Foundation out of Chester, SC. The Lutz Foundation (501-C3) was established in 1995 with the purpose of endowing a foundation that would help to fund many community needs.

Groceries, rent, and meals can be expensive, and having a student food pantry will give the students the comfort of knowing they will not miss a meal while attending college. The USC Union student food pantry will provide access for food and other items in a free and confidential way.

“We are very excited to see this new campus food pantry on our campus in Union, made possible by generous grant funding from the Lutz Foundation and a number of private donors. This will create a means of student support that has not previously been available to them here, designed to serve all of our students in a most critical way. This type of resource is especially timely given the unique circumstances that so many of our students face during the current pandemic and variety of other economic challenges resulting from it,” USC Union’s interim dean, Dr. Randy Lowell, said.

With the enrollment growth at USC Union, the pantry idea was presented at the right time. Non-perishable food items and a variety of toiletries will be available for students. Anyone that is interested in donating items or funds to the food pantry can contact Annie Smith, USC Union Marketing and Development Director, at alsmith@mailbox.sc.edu or (864) 979-1818.

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