The Leo Food Pantry will reopen next week and has planned distribution dates for April 29 and May. The food service temporarily closed when the University of La Verne announced its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Food insecurity is surprisingly high among college students. About 36% of university students in the United States are food insecure, according to a study conducted by Temple University and Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
The Leo Food Pantry was put in place in 2016 in response to the growing need at the University of La Verne, mirroring state and national trends in food insecurity among college students.