Elizabeth City State University is looking out for its partners in the U.S. Coast Guard with the opening of a food pantry inside the campus’s Military and Veterans Affairs Center.

According to the ECSU director of Military and Veterans Office, Tim Freeman, the men and women of the Coast Guard have a place on campus to receive food assistance during the partial government shutdown. During the shutdown, Coast Guard members were working without pay and community organizations such as ECSU stepped up to the plate to assist them.

“We’re going to have the food pantry open to the military every day,” said Freeman.

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Originally published Jan. 25, 2019.