CSUN Food Pantry to Reopen Today
The CSUN Food Pantry, which announced on March 19 that it would close until further notice, is operating today and Wednesday.
The Food Pantry announced on social media that it would be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. utilizing modified practices to help protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Below is the original March 19 story about the Food Pantry closure.
The CSUN Food Pantry, which provides food and toiletries for CSUN students, faculty and staff in need, is closing until further notice after its Friday, March 21, hours. Those in need are now being directed to SOVA Community Food and Resource Program.
The Food Pantry announced the closure on its social media platforms, inviting students to come stock up on shelf-stable goods while it was still open. The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, said Christel Bowen, activities assistant.
As CSUN enacts social distancing measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the university remains committed to its students and ensuring they have the resources they need. The Food Pantry is working to find additional resources for students, which it will announce on its social media platforms. For now, its partner SOVA is expected to provide some of the help students and employees need.
SOVA, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, has a San Fernando Valley pantry located at 16439 Vanowen St. in Van Nuys. They can be reached at (877) 275-4537.
Students are encouraged to follow the CSUN Food Pantry on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“We are hoping to identify other local resources that will continue to remain open during this time and post about them on our platforms,” Bowen said.
CSUN currently has no confirmed COVID-19 cases. Updates, resources and additional information can be found on CSUN’s COVID-19 website.