Prior to the Ole Miss Food Bank opening in November 2012, UM faculty and staff often kept food and other products in their offices and classrooms to help Ole Miss students who were struggling with their nutrition and hygiene. Dining Services contributed meal tickets to students who were food insecure, and some professors would buy their students meals. But, these efforts were a temporary fix for a greater need.
Now, the Ole Miss Food Bank provides nutritional foods to the UM community, relying exclusively on support from volunteers and donors to keep its doors open. All services are 100% confidential and students' identities are kept strictly anonymous.
Help us Grow the Food Bank!
The mission of the Ole Miss Food Bank is to end student hunger while fostering a healthy college community. The Food Bank is currently running low on items with the holidays fast approaching. Thanks to a generous donor, the food bank now includes a refrigerator and a freezer. With your generosity, we will be able to stock the shelves and begin to incorporating frozen meals, and fresh, local produce. Giving our student healthy and nutritional options is our top priority.
Our deeply held commitment to each other is what makes our Rebel Nation able to achieve remarkable levels of excellence. Here's an opportunity to help University of Mississippi students have the nutrition they need to thrive in and out of the classroom. Please support the Food Bank and your Ole Miss Family! You can also become an ambassador of this campaign by sharing this page on your social media and via email.
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Students Helping Students!
Did you know that for the price of your morning Starbucks, you can help ensure that one of your classmates doesn't go hungry? Every gift makes a difference. Please give today!
Did you know that the national average of food insecure populations is 14.6%? Mississippi soars above the national average with a food insecurity rate of 22%! By giving today, you can help lower the average on our campus!
Did you know the Ole Miss Food Bank is located right on campus? Go to Kinard Hall, Room 213, on 207 Rebel Drive, to see it for yourself! Give today and do as our creed says: "Be a good steward of our resources!"