Finlandia University’s mission has always been about making college as accessible as possible for students. Part of that mission in today’s iteration of the university is The Table, a pantry available to all students that provides food and other basic essentials to students in need.
“In order for a student to maximize personal growth while at FinnU, they need to have all of their basic needs met,” Rev. Soren Schmidt said. “At The Table, we make sure that no [...]
Finlandia University is proud host to The Table: Student Needs Pantry & Services, which was made available do to generous support of the Seibert Lutheran Foundation to provide those in need with food and basic essentials.
To start the school year with full shelves, The Table is seeking your donations!
How to help The Table
Finlandia University’s The Table is stocked entirely by donations from caring individuals and groups who are committed to helping “The Table” and those Finlandia students in need. [...]
Donations are still being accepted for The Table: A Student Needs Pantry located in the Chapel of St. Matthew. They can be dropped off at the Campus Pastor’s Office in the basement of the chapel at anytime.
“Thank you to all dropping donations off,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “The needs pantry and the students thank you. We have consistent usage of the pantry, and items continue to need replenishing.”
While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for [...]
As we look to begin another year, we also look to continue serving those in need. “The Table: A student needs pantry” is looking on the light side, and is in need of immediate donations to begin the school year to assist with our student’s needs in many and various ways.
Please consider bringing in some early donations to “The Table” such as (but not limited to):
They were bundled up in warm clothes on a frigid fall day with empty boxes in hand, waiting to be filled with food.
On September 18th, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Feeding America), Campus Ministries’ The Table, and over 70 of Finlandia’s students volunteered to serve 16,000 pounds of food to 1,100 community members.
“People of all walks of life were served, no questions asked, except their name and family size,” said Finlandia University [...]