After winning the LSU Freshman Leadership Council Initiative Project, the Orange Team’s idea to supply feminine products to students in need at the LSU food pantry is coming to fruition.
The LSU Food Pantry is located on the first floor of the Union, across from the Tiger Card Office. Students can sign up using TigerLink.
Every year the FLC at LSU has an initiative project to present to a group of LSU faculty and student government members. This year’s winners were given three thousand dollars to bring their idea to fruition.
This year’s winners were the orange group, who presented the idea to supply the LSU food pantry with feminine products. According to a survey taken by the group members, 85.9% of LSU students said they would be interested in seeing the idea implemented.
Two members of the FLC Orange group, Heidi Reed and Victoria Boone, say that their team got the idea for their initiative project after their group leaders suggested the idea and in doing some research found that other SEC schools had implemented feminine products into their food pantries.
The three thousand dollars that the group receives should allow for feminine products to be supplied for around three months and the team hopes that by that time, LSU will permanently implement their idea.
"We are super excited that we won this initiative project," said Boone, "we couldn't have done it without our group leaders and the rest of the orange group."
The team wants to raise awareness for their initiative and the food pantry in general. Members hope to get the word out to the students of LSU that there is an option for students who may be experiencing food insecurity.