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Food Pantry Research Paper

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Northeastern Illinois have a food pantry located in building E in room E50. The food pantry was founded by the student Advocacy Program. They have created an emergency relief system to support NEIU students experiencing food insecurity. The Student Food Pantry seeks donations of nonperishable items and personal hygiene products to help the students who is in need of them. These donations are a collaborative effort among NEIU faculty, staff, and students. The food pantry has many locations where items can be dropped of such as the Academic & Community Partnerships (E 047 C) the Advising Center (LWH 0027) the Angelina Pedroso Center (B 159) the Learning Support Center (4th floor of the Library) the Project Success/Proyecto Pa'Lante Office…show more content…
Starting with helping students who needs help getting food. NEFP collect items for babies and any items that is donated and help passes it around to any student who come to the food pantry in need of these items. Parents who are enrolled in the college can stop by and pick up diapers or baby wipes. Students who can't afford to by hair care products or don't have enough money to put a meal together can stop by the NEFP and get help with these different items. NEFP also helps in a way of allowing people to do volunteer work so that they can get hands on experience with working in a food pantry and being able to see what it take to maintain and run a food…show more content…
I feel that all the work that goes into the everyday set up and all the behind the scenes work to get the pantry ready for its opening days is all worth it. I feel that the work is paid off when you see how you impacted another human's life or even if you don't get to see what the items are being used for just knowing that you were able to help get the donations out is a great feeling. Working with the agency felt wonderful they took me in with open hands. I learned the ropes and was able to start helping ever since. All the other volunteers was nice and all seem very interested in the work that was being
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