For the first time in its history, Neumann has opened a food bank for students. The Knights’ Pantry, meant to alleviate food insecurity, began operations on September 8 on the fifth floor of the Rocco Abessinio Building. It offers non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to any undergraduate or graduate student with a university ID, no questions asked.
Designed to look like a small convenience store with aisles and rows of shelving, the pantry is the brainchild of Rina Keller, professor of Social Work, and Mary Beth Davis, counselor at Neumann’s Counseling Center for Wellness. Their goal is that the Knights’ Pantry will evolve into a student-run organization.