Mobile Food Pantry returns to CSU to combat food insecurity

Jorge Espinoza

Any Colorado State University students, faculty and staff who are suffering from food insecurity, or are just having trouble getting groceries, will soon have the opportunity to go home with a bag full of food. 

The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing food to students, staff and faculty to help combat food insecurity on Sept. 6 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

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This is a monthly event which is apart of the Rams Against Hunger initiative on campus. According to their page on the Lory Student Center website, Rams Against Hunger works to provide emergency food relief for undergraduate students dealing with food insecurity. 

The event will take place on University Avenue and Meridian Street in front of Hartshorn. Students, staff and faculty can take up to 50 pounds of food for free, including produce, baked goods, and dairy products. Those that come need to bring their CSU ID and bags to carry food in, according to the Food Bank of Larimer County. 

According to The Food Bank, 10-15 percent of CSU students experience food insecurity, meaning that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. This also means that they lack access to healthy foods.

Associated Students of Colorado State University and Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement partnered with the Food Bank for Larimer County to bring a Mobile Food Pantry to campus in order to help combat food insecurity, according to the Food Bank’s website.

For more information, Rams Against Hunger has a full breakdown about the event here.

Jorge Espinoza can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @jorgespinoza14.