As of winter 2020, the Penguin Pantry has relocated to PUB 162.
Student Autumn Winston said she likes the more central location of the pantry because it’s easier to access. “I like the healthier options, it’s good food, and there’s a lot to choose from.” Said Winston.
Some of the healthier food items in the pantry include alternative milk, probiotic salsa, cage free eggs, vegetable chips, and some vegan options. Unlike the typical food bank experience, the system of the pantry operates more like a store.
Before the Penguin Pantry moved into the long time vacant room, PUB 162 hosted the space for Clark’s game room before ASCC shut it down for inappropriate behavior.
The Penguin Pantry project manager provided a 2017 report to The Indy stating that more than half of the students at Clark struggle with food insecurity and low income.