Collaborating to fight food insecurity and increase student success
The purpose of the Shared Harvest Food Pantry at NWTC is to provide students in need with nutritious food so they can focus on their goals. Each week, students enrolled in at least one credit are eligible for a bag of groceries which provides food for one day. To expand efforts and address the issues of food insecurities and education, NWTC developed a collaboration with Paul’s Pantry.
Paul’s Pantry can offer a full cart of groceries weekly, but the service is often underutilized by students who are not aware of the partnership. Paul’s Pantry feeds more than 11,000 people within the Brown County area, distributing 16,000 pounds of food every day, five days a week.