MISSOULA – For community members who have wondered how to contribute to the success of college students at the University of Montana, the new Food Pantry has a meaningful way for them to show support. The UM Food Pantry is raising funds through Thursday, Oct. 17, to participate in the national #RealCollege survey, which asks students to share their stories about basic needs insecurity.
The survey will help the Food Pantry understand the needs of students today and take steps toward providing essential resources to UM students. Funds raised through the Crowdfunding Campaign on the UM Foundation webpage will go directly to students in the form of incentives for taking the #RealCollege survey and help with the labor associated with bringing the survey to UM.
The Food Pantry’s goal is to provide free food and hygiene products to students, staff and others experiencing basic needs insecurity. Donations are necessary because the UM Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that relies on community donations and grants to make the program sustainable for the future.
Since opening in February 2019, the UM Food Pantry has served over 100 customers with more than 3,000 pounds of food and nearly 300 hygiene products. To donate to the UM Food Pantry’s Crowdfunding Campaign, visit https://crowdfunding.supportum.org/campaigns/support-the-um-food-pantry.