Cans of corn, boxes of raisin bran and, of course, many packages of Ramen noodles are now available to students on Main Campus with the relocation of the Student Food Pantry to the Student Union.
Now in the high-traffic area off the Student Union’s main entrance, the Student Food Pantry in room 2504 across from the Commuter Lounge offers students convenient access to donated meals and snacks.“It can be difficult to concentrate on your homework and study for a test if you are hungry or concerned about how you will get groceries. Thanks to the generosity of our faculty, staff, students and alumni, we are able to offer this resource for students to help ensure they are in a position to be successful,” said Virginia Speight, associate vice president of student affairs and director of residence life.
UT previously partnered with Toledo Campus Ministry to offer a food pantry at its location just off campus that served students by appointment. The opportunity arose to move the food pantry on campus, and student staff is on hand to serve their peers Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With their student ID, UT students can visit the Student Food Pantry twice a month to get a basket and fill it with food — three days worth of three meals per day.
The Student Food Pantry was stocked with items thanks to a campus food drive during the holiday season.
Individuals interested in making a donation of non-perishable food items should contact Speight at 419.530.7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.