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SERVING THE COMMUNITY—The NMU Food Pantry, located in Gries Hall, is open for all NMU community to go if they are in need of some extra help.

NMU Food Pantry continues to serve the campus community

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

Amid COVID-19 variants and online formats, the NMU Food Pantry has continued to serve students, faculty and staff on campus with food and hygiene necessities.  According to Feeding America, in 2019...

Interns Sarah Huiber and Mandy Helppi (left to right) help restock the shelves in the NMU Food Pantry. The food pantry is open to any student, faculty or staff member that may require extra assistance getting food or personal items.

NMU Food Pantry assists students, faculty in need

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 13, 2021

The NMU Food Pantry is a place where any students, faculty and staff needing assistance can get free food and personal care items. Joey Bogaudo, junior bio-physiology major and intern at the NMU Food...

Picture of box full of food

Food Pantry provides aid, summer hours

Nicholas Conroy June 2, 2021

Food insecurity is an issue that is currently facing millions as financial hardship has affected the ability of households to afford essentials. The NMU Food Pantry provides food and at-home essentials...

Photo courtesy of Haley Rhoades
DINING DONATION—A new option for students who are under a meal plan is to donate their unused dining dollars to NMUs Food Pantry. The option was implemented in December of 2020 with the idea stemming from Jacob McCann, a student who wanted to give his unused dining dollars to a good cause.

Unused dining dollars donation option for NMU Food Pantry

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 10, 2021

Starting in December of 2020, the NMU Food Pantry introduced a new option for students who had excess dining dollars at the end of the semester. Students who still had leftover dining dollars were offered...

The NMU Food Pantry is available to students, faculty and staff, however it is not offered to community members. Donations can be dropped off at the ASNMU and Student Support Services offices.
Photo by: Neil Flavin

NMU Food Pantry officially open

Isabelle Tavares February 8, 2018

Shockingly enough, 30 to 49 percent of NMU students have reported being food insecure, unable to access food, cited on a campus-wide survey ran by ASNMU in the Fall. In efforts to provide non-perishable...

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