The Denton Wesley Foundation will open their food pantry twice this summer to give free groceries to students at the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and North Central Texas College.

The foundation’s Shiloh Food Pantry is a student-run, volunteer initiative to fight food insecurity on college campuses in Denton. It will work with Argyle United Methodist Church’s volunteer team to provide groceries this summer.

About 59 percent of college students in the United States are food insecure, said Lisa Henry, UNT professor of anthropology. Many of the foundation’s attendees are in college, have multiple jobs or are supporting parents and younger siblings.

The food pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday and again from 1 to 3 p.m. July 13 at 1501 Maple St. for students to pick up free groceries. Students must bring their student identification and a bag for groceries.

For more information, contact Haley Feuerbacher at

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