Published: April 9, 2014

MSU Student Food Bank teams up with Meijer to tackle campus hunger

Contact(s): Jason Cody Media Communications office: (517) 432-0924 cell: (734) 755-0210 Jason.Cody@cabs.msu.edu

For the third year, the MSU Student Food Bank is teaming up with Meijer’s Simply Give pantry donation program, and donations made to the grocer’s Okemos store will be double matched on April 11 and April 12.

That means a $10 donation results in $30 worth of food for the pantry, said Nate Smith-Tyge, director of the MSU food bank.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the MSU and mid-Michigan communities to make a difference in the lives of students who are in need,” he said. “This program allows us to provide fresh produce, protein and other healthy foods to our student clients.”

Nearly $4,000 in support from Meijer was generated the past two years, Smith-Tyge said. A $25 donation buys approximately 44 pounds of food. MSU’s Student Food Bank, started in 1993, is the first food bank in the nation that’s run by students, for students.

Each Meijer Simply Give campaign aims to replenish the shelves of more than 200 food pantries in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. For the third consecutive year, Meijer will contribute at least $1 million to the 2014 Simply Give program.

For more information on the MSU food bank, visit https://www.msu.edu/~foodbank/.

 

MSU's Student Food Bank, the first of its kind, marked its 20th anniversary by celebrating its success and partnering with other universities to see that no student goes hungry. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/msu-student-food-bank-celebrates-20-years/

MSU's Student Food Bank, the first of its kind, marked its 20th anniversary by celebrating its success and partnering with other universities to see that no student goes hungry. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/msu-student-food-bank-celebrates-20-years/

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