University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Food Pantry
In the summer of 2012 student leaders at UM-Dearborn determined that many students on campus did not have regular access to food. Given tough economic times, many students seemed to be skipping meals, or even days without eating healthy foods in order to make ends meet. The CIViC team immediately jumped into action, start the UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry.
The UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry was officially dedicated on January 21, 2013, the day which marked the 20th anniversary of the University's MLK Day of Service. The Food Pantry, in just the short time it's been open, has distributed nearly 2,000 pounds of food. In addition, the Food Pantry has raised over 2,500 pounds of food and toiletry items, as well as $1,500 in financial contributions.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Food Pantry is intended to provide temporary food assistance for enrolled UM-Dearborn students in need.
Clients must be currently enrolled UM-Dearborn students with picture ID.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
To keep our pantry stocked, we rely on the generous donations of our University community. The following items are needed:
- Cash -- no amount is too small! All monies help us to replenish our shelves!
- Non-perishable food items. We do not take expired items. Preferred items include:
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Protein such as tuna, chicken, or peanut butter
- Toiltetries. Preferred items include:
- Toilet paper
- Cleaning supplies. Preferred items include:
- Paper towels
- Laundry detergent
" If you cannot feed a hundred people, just feed one" -- Mother Teresa