Wisconsin college to hold opening for student pantry

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is planning a grand opening ceremony for a food pantry for poor and hungry students.

The ceremony is set for Thursday afternoon. It will include a ribbon-cutting and an open house. Al Thompson, the vice chancellor for student affairs, is scheduled to speak.

Pantry organizers say many students need help meeting their basic needs. They say hundreds of students are enrolled in food assistance programs and many more students have to choose between buying food and paying other bills.