OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched a crowd-funding campaign in an effort to raise $10,000 to support the Ole Miss Food Bank, a student-run organization that makes nutritious foods available to those in need.
Contributions to the campaign via https://ignite.olemiss.edu/finsup4food will help the Kinard Hall-based Food Bank stock its shelves with frozen meals and fresh produce. Additionally, funding will support the bank’s supply of canned goods and personal hygiene items, all of which are made available free to qualified members of the campus community.
“Students’ health and nutrition is important to us here at the Food Bank,” said Toni Cruse, UM Food Bank chair. “We believe every student deserves to feel nourished and satisfied when they go to bed at night.”
The food bank was created in 2012 to foster a healthy college community by working to alleviate hunger on the UM campus. With support from volunteers and donors, the Food Bank has grown ever since.
“It is a grim reality that nutritious meals are not an option for some of our students due to the expense,” Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks said. “Through the Ole Miss Food Bank, we have been able to alleviate hunger in our campus community and make nutritious meals more accessible.”
For more information on the Ole Miss Food Bank, visit http://dos.orgsync.com/org/umfoodbank, and for information on the Ignite OleMiss campaign, go to https://ignite.olemiss.edu/finsup4food or contact Maura Wakefield at email@example.com.