The Ole Miss Food Bank is a resource available to students, faculty and staff, who can access it anonymously. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our community members, as they can be more productive with adequate nutrition.
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 this global pandemic.
The Food Bank is located in Kinard Hall, Room 213and open Monday through Friday with Grab-N-Go options outside the entrance. Your investment will ensure that our shelves remain stocked throughout the fall semester.
According to a 2016 study by the College and University Food Bank Alliance , students who experience food insecurity are negatively impacted academically and reported choosing not to purchase a required textbook, missing class and dropping
On the University of Mississippi campus, a 2017 Honors thesis by K.L. Halfacre found that 46.1% of students were food insecure and 24.7% experienced low food insecurity. These needs have compounded in the wake of COVID-19. Your gift eases the burden of food insecurity felt by so many in our community.
This year, the Ole Miss Food Bank distributed over 4,100 meals-- an unprecedented increase in a vital need on campus. Your support allows us to meet the increased demand for adequate nutrition and other basic needs.