SMSU has a new way to support students’ basic needs with the installation of a permanent food and resource pantry located within the Center for Civic & Community Engagement. Initial plans are to have the pantry open and available for students once per month and by appointment. All food dispensed to students is free and is meant to supplement their limited food budgets while in school.
Donations will primarily be used to order healthy pantry items, including non-perishable packaged foods and fresh produce from Second Harvest Heartland.
To maintain a free choice-model pantry, donations are necessary to stock the pantry shelves with healthy food options and personal hygiene items.