UM opens new meals pantry | ABC Fox Missoula

UM opens new food pantry | ABC Fox Missoula

There is a new useful resource on the College of Montana to combat towards pupil starvation, and its grand opening celebration is occurring on Tuesday, February 12. 

UM’s meals pantry opened a few week and a half in the past, and organizers hope the grand opening celebration will assist extra college students understand the meals pantry exists. The occasion will embody a ribbon chopping, a silent public sale and speeches. 

Pantry supervisors say many college students put most of their cash towards paying the rising prices of going to school, and do not have sufficient left over to purchase meals. Pantry pupil coordinator Kat Cowley says they’re engaged on getting official numbers, however they estimate as many as 1 in three UM college students do not have sufficient to eat. 

“This is not regular. School college students completely shouldn’t be residing off of ramen,” Cowley mentioned. “As humorous as these jokes are…you should not making a joke out of trauma. Struggling everyday to determine the place your subsequent meal is coming from will be extremely traumatic.” 

Cowley hopes the pantry will assist individuals throughout campus understand somebody cares about them, and that they don’t seem to be alone. The pantry makes use of donations to inventory its cabinets, and accepts donations of meals, hygiene objects and cash. Donations will be made right here. 

The grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m. within the West Atrium of UM’s College Heart. The occasion is open to the general public. 


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