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GMC-Augusta opens Free Little Pantry

(Members of GMC-Augusta's Community Involvement Club stocking their free little pantry.)

The Community Involvement Club at Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus launched the Free Little Pantry on Thursday, February 16, as a way to help students, faculty, and staff who may be in need of food, personal items, or household goods. The idea is a spinoff of the Free Little Library concept and a video that was circulating on social media from a women in Fayetteville, AR who made her idea a reality with the help of her church.

The Community Involvement Club, made up of student volunteers and a club advisor, worked to repurpose a donated cabinet into a donation center where students, faculty, and staff could donate items they had to give away or to take any item they might need. The Pantry is currently placed in the main entrance lobby.  Items circulate and rotate on a daily basis. On any given day, there may be items such as toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, microwaveable popcorn, canned vegetables, or bottled water.