A form is now available online for students to more easily request assistance from the food pantry at East Central College.
The pantry offers food and supplies to student in need. It is sponsored by Campus Life and Leadership.
On Thursday, an anonymous donor gifted $1,000 to purchase food and other items for the pantry.
The new form allows students to set an appointment to visit the ECC campus food pantries in Union and Rolla.
Appointments will limit face-to-face interactions which is an effort to impede the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Previously, requests for assistance were conducted in person.
The service is only available to ECC students who must present an student ID when picking up items. There is a limit of 10 items per student, per visit.
Students will be asked their email address and name which will only be used for the form. No records of the pantry visit are maintained. Students also will be asked to select a date, time and which campus pantry they would like to visit.
Anyone who would like to donate to the pantry may contact Emily Durham at 636-584-6583 or Emily.Durham@eastcentral.edu. The Learning Center also is a drop-off location if students or employees would like to make a donation.
The pantry is in need of toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, cans of veggies, shampoo, conditioner, apple sauce/other fruit cups, pasta and Jelly.