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FPU starts food pantry to help feed students/community in need

It's called the Sunbird Food Pantry and just a few short months ago this building was nothing more than a garage.
Now it's revamped and filled to the brim with food.


"The noodles are really popular along with the soups, kids just like to throw them in the microwave and keep going." laughed Fresno Pacific University student Alex Green.


Green was one of the key players behind originally getting the pantry off the ground.  "I asked pastor like what is all this stuff, why do we have so much cans and rice and beans, what is this for? And he was like well we started a pantry but no one ever took it on, and I was like hey I'll do it!"


Beyond campus the pantry is part of efforts from the community such as Community Food Bank and New Beginnings Church.


"This is a small beginning, but God makes small things mighty." said Yvette Jones, FPU's First Lady to those gathered for the ceremony.


For this Christian school it was all part of a calling, and with the cut of a ribbon, those who heard that calling gathered to fill the void in their own backyard.


"We met with an international student just this week who was sharing with us her story of how she can't afford to buy basic hygiene products," explained faculty member Cindy Hernandez. "So we walked her over to the pantry, and there's something empowering about that for her."


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