According to a 2017 Honors thesis survey, 46.1 percent of University of Mississippi students face food insecurity. Grove Grocery, the University of Mississippi Food Pantry, is committed to ending campus hunger and alleviating poverty by discreetly providing nutritious food products and hygiene products free of charge to students and employees in the Ole Miss community.
However, now more than ever we need your help.
During holiday breaks, many students struggle with food insecurity, as the meal sources and safety nets they depend on during the semester are no longer available to them. This is especially concerning this year, as winter break has been extended in order to better protect UM students, faculty and staff from the coronavirus.
By donating today, you can directly contribute to keeping the UM Food Pantry’s shelves stocked during this critical time.
The most recent data shows Grove Grocery spends an average of $1,600 every two weeks on food and other essentials to stock the pantry. The UM Food Pantry also purchases meal swipes for students in need during transitional meal plan periods at $8 per meal swipe.
When you donate, you’re putting more food on our shelves that Ole Miss students, faculty and staff have access to for free.
Every gift to Grove Grocery, no matter the size, makes an immediate, direct impact on the Ole Miss community. In this season of giving, please sustain your Ole Miss family by supporting Grove Grocery.