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Students helping students fend off hunger in tough times

June 14, 2010 |  9:12 am

Many at UCLA are unaware of the Food Closet. But for those students who are cash-strapped or homeless, it has become an indispensable feature of campus life. The door is always open, and 40 to 50 students drop by each day. Microwaves, plates and utensils are located in a student lounge across the hall. And the small room is stocked with such items as canned soups, beans, instant noodles, macaroni and cheese, breakfast cereals, fruit juice and water. Read more on the food pantry here.

Photo: Students Abdallah Jadallah, left, and Bryan Pezeshki, taking donated goods to the UCLA pantry, are heading efforts to feed needy students. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For the Los Angeles Times