NC Colleges and Universities Add Student Food Pantries

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JAY PRICE         jprice@newsobserver.comMarch 26, 2014

RALEIGH — North Carolina is part of a national boom of new food pantries that are sprouting in a surprising location: college campuses.

The latest opened at N.C. Central University in Durham on Tuesday, joining others at N.C. State University, Meredith College, Durham Technical Community College and at least four other North Carolina schools. Nearly all the pantries are less than 18 months old, and plans for one on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus are in discussion.

“Every time you turn around, another one is popping up,” said Sally Parlier, the volunteer services coordinator at Durham Tech, who works with the pantry there and advised NCCU on how to start and run its own.

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