Eastern Adds Fresh Options at Central Food Pantry

December 23, 2019 By David Meany
Shelves in the food pantry filled with dried goods

Thanks to refrigeration and freezer units loaned by EWU Dining Services, the campus food pantry can now offer students in need more than canned vegetables and boxed mac and cheese. A new location boasts fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meat.

The Office of Community Engagement and Americorps Vista have been busy over the fall quarter preparing the new Central Food Pantry location at 129E Tawanka Hall. With weekly deliveries from Second Harvest and the Dairy Farmers of Washington, the shelves are now filled with a wide assortment of canned and boxed foods; rice, beans and pasta; and fresh potatoes, onions and breads. The fridge and freezer units are packed with produce such as apples and carrots; drinks like juice and tea; and dairy items and frozen meals.