"Wreck-Hunger" Pantry Helps Texas Tech Students

The pantry provides free food for students who struggle accessing healthy food

LUBBOCK, TX - Texas Tech University opened it's doors to the "Wreck-Hunger" Food Pantry almost two years ago. The pantry is a place where students struggling with access to healthy food can come and take food items for free.

"We did a lot of research and we realized this is something colleges across the nation are dealing with," Ashlee Taylor, the Food Pantry Coordinator said. 

Taylor said several of the students are international and graduate students but they cater to everyone.

"We see between 30 to 40 students per week. They're only allowed to come once every two weeks, so if that gives you an idea on how many students we see," Taylor said. 

They require students to fill out a survey and then they get a set of points to spend.

"You come in and you get so many points points to shop with. They usually get about 15 points total; which ranges between $15.00 to $20.00 dollars," Taylor said. 

The program runs completely off donations. You can drop by your donations at the store or click HERE for more information on how you can donate.

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