The Knights of Columbus Council 4085 donated $1,000 to FranU’s food pantry on September 21.
Grand Knight Ronald Gremillion stated, “Knights of Columbus are committed to working with others to end hunger through the Food for Families Program, which has donated millions of dollars and millions of pounds of food toward this cause on a national level. Council 4085, in addition to supporting efforts at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Baker, is happy to assist the FRANU Food Pantry so that students can get a helping hand.”
FranU’s food pantry was started 10 years ago because an SGA student leader saw there was a need among her classmates. The pantry serves FranU students in need, providing non-perishable foods, baby formula, school supplies and hygiene products. It’s also recently expanded to include shelf-stable fruits and vegetables.
In a recent Gallup poll, about half of Americans reported that today’s inflation is inflicting financial hardship on their household. FranU students are also struggling to make ends meet, especially those with young children at home to feed.
Staff Member Elaine Crowe who helps oversee the pantry, said that a sizable percentage of FranU students are non-traditional students who want to become nurses, doctors or other medical professionals. A lot of these non-traditional students are caring for young families while they juggle school and extra jobs. They are bright and motivated, but they need a little help now so they can serve our community later.
Please visit franu.edu/foodpantry if you wish to make a gift to FranU’s food pantry.
Pictured from left are Dean of Students Alison Wells, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Judith Roberson, KC Member Pat Sullivan, Student Emijia Mills, Student Lauryn Gibson, Grand Knight Ronald Gremillion, KC Member Carl Stages and Administrative Assistant Elaine Crowe.