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UM Food Pantry seeking support for Crowdfunding campaign

The UM Food Pantry is raising funds through Oct. 17
UM Food Pantry Ribbon Cutting
Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 16:14:01-04

MISSOULA — Here's your chance to step up and help out students at the University of Montana.

The UM Food Pantry is raising funds through Oct. 17, to participate in the national #RealCollege survey, which asks students to share their stories about basic needs insecurity. The survey will help the Food Pantry understand the needs of students today and take steps toward providing essential resources to UM students.

The money that's raised through the Crowdfunding Campaign on the UM Foundation webpage will go directly to students in the form of incentives for taking the #RealCollege survey and help with the labor associated with bringing the survey to UM, according to a news release.

The Food Pantry’s goal is to provide free food and hygiene products to students, staff and others experiencing basic needs insecurity. Donations are necessary because the UM Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that relies on community donations and grants to make the program sustainable for the future.

College officials note that since its Feb. 2019 opening, the UM Food Pantry has served over 100 customers with more than 3,000 pounds of food and nearly 300 hygiene products.

Click here to donate to the UM Food Pantry’s Crowdfunding Campaign.