Lafayette’s Pard Pantry received a $7,000 grant from Swipe Out Hunger. Lafayette was one of 102 colleges to receive a 2023 grant from the national nonprofit, which works to end college student food insecurity.

Founded in 2019 and located in the basement of Farinon, Pard Pantry offers non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products to students on campus during school breaks. The grant, made possible by Swipe Out Hunger’s philanthropic partners, including The Giant Company and others, will be used to supplement and expand the supply of food and personal hygiene products available to students.

Kudos to Mary Wilford-Hunt and Maurice Luker in Corporate, Government, and Foundation Relations, and Brian Samble in the Dean of Students Office for their work on obtaining this grant. Thanks also to Mariama Bah ’24 and Sidath Chandrasena ’25, who helped to run the pantry this semester and Winter Break.