When Barilla donated eight pallets of pasta for use at area food pantries, Story County Emergency Management asked for help with transportation. ISU Dining answered the call.
ISU Dining brought the pasta to its warehouse to repackage the bulk provisions and sort the boxed items for redistribution. The pasta is expected to feed an estimated 2,500 Story County families.
About eight ISU Dining employees spent three hours preparing the donations for redistribution to locations across the county.
“It’s important for ISU Dining to help the community during this time. Some of the food banks receiving the deliveries may be serving ISU students. Having the support of the university is an advantage to help provide this community service and we’re glad to be able to help out,” said Jamie Lenz, ISU Dining assistant director.