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.