Tech food pantry increases focus on assisting students


By T. Scott Boatright

Louisiana Tech University’s food pantry celebrated a new look and increased focus Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its site in Carson-Taylor Hall on the Tech campus.

The Good Nutrition Mission Food Pantry existed for years before the COVID-19 pandemic but has become especially important since the outbreak and Tech students returning to campus last fall.

“We’ve serviced anywhere from 200 to 300 students, since the pandemic, prior to that, we were probably only servicing about 50 to 80 students, so it’s grown substantially,” said Tech Food Pantry founder Catherine Fontenot, a professor at the university.

Fontenot said students must have a Louisiana Tech University student I.D., phone number, and email address in order to receive items from the Food Pantry.

Those wishing to donate to Tech’s Food Pantry can go online to To find out more about the Food Pantry, go to

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