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FUN FACTS — Dallas Wiertella (far right) explains different misconceptions about reasons for food insecurity, including laziness, high unemployment or the economy, when accessibility is the main driver of food insecurity. The trivia night was hosted by Marquette Ending Hunger to raise awareness and donations for the NMU Food Pantry.

Trivia night raises awareness about food insecurity in the UP

Katarina Rothhorn December 4, 2023

Nearly 30 people gathered in Jamrich on Thursday night to play a game of Kahoot and raised $100 for the NMU Food Pantry in the process. Marquette Ending Hunger, a student organization dedicated to raising...

FUNDRAISING - Myers (far left) stands outside with volunteers promoting Marquette Ending Hunger. Myers said that the groups goals for each semester tend to be doing everything bigger and better, gaining more members, raising more money and providing more donations.

Students fight hunger, spread a little cheer along the way

Harry Stine March 30, 2023

Professor of mass communication and multimedia production Mark Shevy recalled one day in 2013 when student Lauren Larson gave a classroom presentation on hunger. Her professor, Sara Potter, encouraged...

FUNDRAISER FOR FOOD — Marquette Ending Hunger members Dallas Wiertella (left), Patrick Myers (center) and Sydney Butler (right) sell goodie bags in Jamrich on Nov. 29 for the TV6 canathon. All the money and food donated to the canathon go to support food pantries and families in need throughout the UP.

Students raise funds, food to battle food insecurity during canathon

Katarina Rothhorn December 1, 2022

Patrick Myers became aware of the prevalence of food insecurity in the UP as he was growing up in Houghton. The program 31 Backpacks provided Houghton students with a backpack full of food every week,...

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
The NMU Food Pantry continues to serve the NMU community by offering students and staff basic necessities such as canned goods, toiletries and bedding.
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
NMU student, Jacob McCann, proposed the idea for students to have the option to donate their unused dining dollars towards the NMU Food Pantry for those in need.
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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