Written by: Essah Cole
As a college student, finding time for community service can sometimes be difficult. However, VSU offers students the opportunity to help students out in a quick and easy drop-off donation that is available year-round.
Blazer Panty is a confidential, supplemental food source for off-campus, full-time VSU students.
Since opening in 2010, Blazer Pantry has donated and received a lot of support in the Valdosta community.
“It is a great community service project for anyone interested in getting involved, but more importantly, it is VSU students helping VSU students,” Brian Roberts, assistant director of Student Life, said.
If you don’t have a meal plan and could use the groceries please stop by the Student Life office on the third floor of the Student Union. Students who would like to receive food from Blazer Pantry can visit Roberts to fill out an application. It is a completely confidential process that is kept between the student and Blazer Pantry.
“A lot of students are supporting themselves through college and, from time to time, may not be able to make ends meet, so the Blazer Pantry can serve as a way to help students get meals until their next paycheck or whatever the case may be,” Roberts said.
If your organization would like to donate canned goods or non-perishable items, contact Roberts as well.
The Pantry is located on the second floor of the Student Union in the student organization lounge, and its services are available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.