Johnson C. Smith University students Holly Henderson, left, De’Erik Bradley, center, and Myracle Stevenson stock the shelves of one of the temporary pantry closets. The food pantry will relocate to its permanent site in the next few weeks. Food Lion is partnering with Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte’s historically black university, to open a new, free food pantry for students. Thursday marks the first of two campus pantries opening in celebration of Food Lion’s partnership with CIAA. JCSU’s Golden Bulls Food pantry is part of a national trend on university campuses to help provide food for students who need additional assistance during the academic school year.
Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with Food Lion, opened an on-campus pantry Thursday in the George E. Davis House.
Called the Golden Bulls Stock Market, the pantry will aid low-income students with food needs during the academic year, officials said.
The pantry is part of a national trend of universities partnering with grocers to provide food for needy students. Mark Price