To help students who face food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis, the Manor College has started Manny’s-To-Go Service for safe food pantry pick up.
Despite the college’s campus being closed, The Bird Feed, the on-campus food pantry, is still collecting donations and packing up food for those in need.
The food is distributed through the newly created service that allows students to pick up a bag of food on campus without risking breaching social-distancing rules.
Members of Security, who are still on campus as essential personnel, are gathering food for students, packing it, and then leaving it in the campus gazebo for students to pick up.
“The Bird Feed has helped a number of students and their families during this time,” said the Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, Allison Mootz.
The college has also created an Amazon Wish List so that members who want to show their support can.
Additionally, the Bird Feed has received more than $10,000 in donations from the Manor community since the campus closed.
The college’s Dental Health Center and the Dental Hygiene Program also recently donated various PPE items to Chestnut Hill Hospital and Einstein Medical Center.