NPCC opens food pantry for students

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. North Platte Community College is fighting against hunger.

An employee helps stock the food pantry shelf at North Platte Community College. (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

The college is opening a food pantry designated for their students.

Director of Student Life Joshua York came up with the idea after learning a survey showed 60% of community college students identified with food insecurity.

The study was conducted by the Wisconsin Hope Lab who interviewed 4,000 people.

NPCC Student Danya Mintle said it's a great resource and nobody should be embarrassed to ask for help.

"I think that if you need help and it's a last resort you should utilize it," said Mintle. "Everybody's going through some sort of struggle. Someone's might be food while another might be something else."

According to York, the pantry is almost completely stocked with donated food items.

To make a contribution you can contact Joshua York at Mid-Plains Community College.