Journal and Courier, November 20, 2014
In February, Purdue University junior John Baier knew he wanted to do something to make a positive impact on campus.
He just wasn’t sure what.
That’s when Mel Gruver, assistant dean of civic engagement and leadership development at Purdue, floated the idea of establishing a campus food pantry catering to students and employees.
“I wasn’t at the time necessarily aware of some of the possible food insecurity issues on college campuses,” Baier said. “For whatever reason, that really hit me pretty hard.”