Thank you for supporting University of Mississippi students. While Rebel Aid has ended, the needs of our students are ongoing. 

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Stock the Shelves

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Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
136 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 09, at 02:00 PM CDT
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Stock the Ole Miss Food Bank

When the COVID-19 pandemic made it necessary to switch from classroom to remote instruction, more than 200 University of Mississippi students had to remain in campus residence halls or sheltered in their Oxford apartments due to travel restrictions. Many are hungry.

In the first two weeks of shifting to remote learning and mission-critical operations, the Ole Miss Food Bank distributed 1,855 pounds of food to students. In a typical week, the demand is significantly less.

The Food Bank now offers only take-out bags due to social distancing guidelines. These bags are available any time outside the Ole Miss Food Bank entrance at Room 213, Kinard Hall, and the bags are restocked Monday through Friday as the Food Bank’s current inventory allows. Due to high demand, a limited variety of items is offered in the bags, but more food and hygiene items will be added as resources become available.

The need for food and other items has become more urgent than ever. The Ole Miss Food Bank, founded in 2012, has established a commitment to foster a healthy college community by providing nourishing food. The Food Bank can operate only with the generous support of its volunteers and donors.

Please help us alleviate hunger among students and others still on campus and in Oxford who need our support now more than ever by making a gift today.

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Support our Campus Community

The Ole Miss Food Bank is an anonymous resource available to students, faculty and staff. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our community members.


Meet Evolving Needs

To promote social distancing and the health and safety of our community, the Ole Miss Food Bank has moved to Grab N Go bags exclusively. Your gift will go to work right away providing critical resources during the pandemic and beyond.


Invest in this Campus Resource

The Food Bank is located in Kinard Hall, Room 213, the same building of the University Police Department. Those with needs can visit M-F and find Grab N Go outside the entrance. Scholarships often do not cover food costs, and many students have lost part-time jobs. (Ole Miss does offer limited hours of Rebel Market on weekdays for pickup only.) Your investment will help meet the needs of 200-plus students unable to leave campus because of financial barriers, as well as others still living in Oxford.


Help Students Succeed

According to a 2016 study by the College and University Food Bank Alliance , students who experience food insecurity were negatively impacted academically and reported choosing not to purchase a required textbook, missing class and dropping a class as outcomes related to lack of food access and basic needs.


Address Urgent Needs

On the University of Mississippi campus, a 2017 Honors thesis by K.L. Halfacre found that 46.1 percent of students were food insecure, with 24.7 percent experiencing low food insecurity. These needs have compounded in the wake of COVID-19. Your gift will help ease the burden of food insecurity felt by so many in our community.


Radically Increased Demand

In the two weeks after campus closed, the Ole Miss Food Bank gave out over 1,855 lbs. of food. This is an unprecedented increase in need on campus. Your support allows us to meet this increased demand.

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