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John A Logan College opens a food locker to help students fight food insecurity

Front entrance of John A Logan College
Benjy Jeffords
John A Logan College

John A Logan has opened a food locker to help students facing food insecurities.

Students at John A Logan College can get on the go snacks at the student food locker, with no questions asked.

It’s located in the student services wing of the college and is stocked with ready to eat and microwaveable food.

Student Life Clinical Counselor Donnie Winget says they tried to make it as easy as possible for the students.

“You could literally come in there with nothing and, you know, have a full meal with your utensils and everything like that. So that was kind of our plan. So that if you didn't have access to anything, you didn't need to have a can opener or a sink or anything like that.”

The food locker is also used as an engagement tool to see if students need help from other campus resources.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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