Add cereal, pudding cups, canned tuna fish and juice to your holiday shopping list to donate to the UT Student Food Pantry.
The food pantry, which was relocated earlier this year to the high-traffic area near the main entrance of the Thompson Student Union across from the Commuter Lounge, is accepting donations for a holiday food drive on location in room 2504 and in collection bins around campus.
“The ends of the semester can be a busy time for students and when you combine that with the activity of the holiday season, it can add to student stress. It is important to make every effort for hunger and worry about buying groceries to not be an added barrier for our students as they work to succeed on their homework and final exams,” said Dr. Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
The donation drive aims to help better stock the Student Food Pantry, which has extended its hours to be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The pantry also now has a refrigerator to offer options that are not shelf-stable and is seeking a donation of a freezer.
Toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant also can be donated to the pantry.
Contact the Student Food Pantry at 419.530.2171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can help.