Angels Among Us

Student Starts Food Pantry To Help Classmates

College is a hard time for a lot of people, but one Alabama A&M student is making sure that his classmates don’t have to worry about having enough food. Justin Franks is a full-time student who works two jobs. If that wasn’t enough, he recently started a food pantry on campus to help struggling students, WHNT reports.

It started when he got $40 worth of non-perishable items—juice, noodles, tissues and other college staples—and then shared it on Facebook. That post was shared hundreds of times.

Since then, people have been donating to the food pantry. To date, he’s been able to help more than 100 students. Franks told WHNT he wanted to be a blessing to his classmates. 

He’s definitely succeeding.

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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