TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) —  Lackawanna College Towanda Center students, faculty and staff joined Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) for a pop-up food pantry to benefit individuals in need in Bradford County.

Both Lackawanna College Towanda Campus and CHOP hope to help end the stigma of asking for food assistance.

“Here in Bradford County especially, we are a financially distressed area and community. So we thought it was a great opportunity for us, being the only local college here in the area, to provide an opportunity for folks to be able to receive the food they made need during these challenging times,” Lackawanna College Towanda Center Director Brad Reid said.

During the first hour, the food pantry served around 30 families. The organizations are ready to feed 125 families and were ready to stay open until it’s all gone.