Food for all Falcons

Angela LaRosa | Reporter

Central Hall homes the Falcon Food Pantry, a resource for all Falcons to get necessary items such as fresh food and hygiene products at no cost. 

The pantry is open Monday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in room 109.  

Shannon Orr, the director of the Falcon Food and Resource Community and a political science professor, explained how the pantry gets all their items by donations or through grants. Most of the donations come from Feeding America in Toledo.  

“Food insecurity is very serious, but we wanted to do it in a way that’s welcoming and caring,” Orr said.  

With the cost of school, rent, food and other necessities being expensive, the food pantry offers items not all students can have access to. Especially for people with food allergies and restrictions.  

“I’ve done a lot of work for nonprofits, so I really wanted to make sure we were doing this right,” Orr said.  

Orr researched and connected with other campus food pantries to get ideas on how to operate hers. She asked questions like what went wrong, what went right.  

“Our hope is to try and help,” Orr said.  

Along with the basics, the pantry will sometimes carry goodies like Godiva chocolates and stickers to make coming shameless and fun. Every week, there is always something different and new being added.  

Students and staff should bring their own reusable bag – if they have one – once a week to shop around the food pantry for whatever they need. Falcons don’t need to show a need to take advantage of the resources offered.  

For any questions regarding the Falcon Food Pantry or the Falcon Food Resource Community, contact [email protected].