It’s hard out here these days. And it’s particularly hard for college students. That’s what Alabama A&M student Justin Franks set out to change when he got a great idea. The full-time student, who also works a campus job, didn’t like seeing his classmates go hungry. So the enterprising young man started a food pantry, an idea it seems like is a no-brainer considering the disconnect between college students wallets and their appetites.
I noticed that there were some students that said they ware going to bed hungry,” explains Franks. “So, I thought about it and said, ‘What can I give back to my community?’”
On $40 and faith, he started a food pantry.
I started with pretty much just noodles and Capri Suns and I had a few household products like tissue and water,” says Franks.
Then he posted about it on Facebook.
“It got a lot of response,” describes Franks. “It got shared 600-700 times and so it got around the internet.”