I am pleased to announce that the student food bank is now up and running and overflowing with food! The food bank is located just outside of the main first floor lobby of Marian Hall in the west wing. It is a large cabinet in the hallway that is well marked and well stocked with non perishable food items. All MU folks who are in need of food are welcome to come to the cabinet, open the door and take what they need. no check in no limits no permissions no anything – just come and take what you need along with the blessing and care of the MU community.
If students have need and they are on campus at a time when Marian Hall is locked up tight, they can check in with reception and a security person will open Marian for the student to get some food and then they will lock Marian back up. I also invite all of us to participate in keeping the food pantry full. So anytime you think of it or are moved to do so just come by Marian Hall and open up the cabinet and place some food into it no check in no reporting no required process no anything just come in and give what you want along with the blessing and care of the MU community.
We will monitor the food pantry to keep it neat and tidy and pull any food that is perishable, we have a back up storage area if it becomes too full, and if need be we will either formalize our request to the community for more food when we run low or share the food more broadly if we are really overflowing with resources.
Thanks to Mark and his great staff who got the pantry in place so quickly, thanks to all who came to the winter jam dance and brought food, the alumni leadership team that collected and brought food and all others who have donated food. Thanks for my staff who worked hard to move and organize all of the food. It takes a village, and my, do we have a great one!
– Bill Zuelke, Dean of Students
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