Kindergartner donates to NSU Food Pantry

Davis McDaniel, 5, delivered bags of food to the Northwestern State University Food Pantry Thursday.

“It started a long time ago when I was going to get vegetables and fruits for my neighbor,” Davis said. “In the virus, not much students can go to restaurants, so I decided to get food from the supermarket and store so students would have food to eat.”

With the help of his dad, NSU’s Director of Marketing and Branding Josh McDaniel, Davis got a list of items needed at the food pantry, selected the items online for pickup and delivered them to the pantry. Davis spent many hours at NSU this summer as a photo/video production assistant and will start Fall 2020 as a kindergartener.

The NSU Food Pantry has remained open this summer, with a large percent of its patrons international students who remained in Natchitoches over the summer. The NSU Food Pantry began as a project for a social work class and developed into a resource available to all NSU and Bossier Parish Community College @NSU students. Anyone interested in making a donation can do so through the NSU Foundation by visiting Donors should specify they wish to support the NSU Food Pantry in the Make A Gift section.

Anyone who would like to donate non-perishable food and toiletry items to the Food Pantry should contact sponsor Dr. Denise Bailey at or call (318) 357-6129.

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