Abington LionShare

Community support vital for Abington student food pantry

Hunger among college students has increased since the onset of the pandemic, and food insecurity disproportionately affects students of color. At Penn State Abington, where 50 percent of the student population identifies as nonwhite, the LionShare food pantry is seeking donations to support its efforts to alleviate hunger among students. 

The pantry operates solely through grants and donations, including those from area congregations, local alumni chapters, and Abington faculty and staff. A grant from the Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation funds intern wages, gift card assistance, and restocking the pantry.  A gift from alumni Stan and Lois Singer provides food and gift card assistance. 

Interested donors can complete this form to support the LionShare Pantry and Market.

The pantry provides nonperishable food items, toiletries and cleaning supplies to students living with food insecurity. It also supplies gift cards so students may purchase perishable items such as dairy and meat/meatless options.

Students who want access to the pantry’s services should direct questions to [email protected]. Hours and additional information about services for those experiencing food insecurity can be found on the LionShare website.