Biola Shares hosts pop-up food pantry

The Biola Food Pantry serves as an additional food resource for students.


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The Biola Food Pantry offers free resources for students.

Hope Smith, Freelance Writer

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Biola Shares hosted their second Pop-Up Food Pantry of the semester, where students picked up food to make their own meals. 


The purpose of the Biola Food Pantry is to help students that have food insecurities, dietary restrictions or struggle with meeting their basic needs. Located inside the old Student Mail Services Building on campus, the shelves are filled with various produce items and other shelf foods. Bon Appetit provides all of the fruits and vegetables while local churches donate the canned goods.

The food pantry also allows students to get creative in the kitchen instead of relying on the Caf, Eagles’ Nest or either of the coffee shops. According to senior biological sciences major Zoe Taper, the coordinator for Biola Shares, an estimated 100-250 students utilize the pantry. 

Taper has been volunteering for Biola Shares since her freshman year. She explained her love for others is what led her into this position of serving the Biola community.

All students, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to partake in the biweekly food pantry offered by Biola Shares. 

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