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The West Chester University Resource Pantry is reaching many students. The data says that in the 2017-18 school year the number of students using the Pantry increased to 487 students, an increase of 600%. The Pantry distributed more than 9,000 pounds of food. In just the first few weeks of this 2018 fall semester, they have had 271 students come for 636 visits and pick up 2,200 pounds of food as well as 1,835 personal care items.
This past summer the Pantry had a renovation project. New shelving was built for the food and personal care items, and the room with the clothing was given a make-over, now resembling a department store. It’s a small space, but offers a variety of professional clothing.