Anti-hunger advocates officially cut the ribbon on the new food pantry at Wesley College on Jan. 22 because of a donation from the Harry K. Foundation.

The food pantry is made possible because of continued financial support from the Harry K Foundation. In 2017, the foundation donated $144,000 to Food Bank of Delaware anti-hunger programs, including the school pantry and backpack programs. Currently, the foundation sponsors 32 school pantries, including campus pantries at Wesley College, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College’s Georgetown campus.

Through the program, food-insecure Wesley College students will be able to access emergency food and hygiene products by visiting the food pantry. The new pantry will offer a variety of nutritious food products and hygiene items. Students will select food based on their needs. Food for the pantry will be provided by the Food Bank of Delaware and schoolwide food drives or community donations.