Kindergarten student donates to NSU Food Pantry


NATCHITOCHES – 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.”

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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.