A Husker student recently jotted a note of thanks for the Husker Pantry, calling it a “life saver.”
“I will always be thankful for the help I was given in my time of need,” the student wrote. “It became difficult to support myself when I had to prioritize school. When the decision is either to pay rent or eat, food can feel like a luxury.”
From Sept. 13-18, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln joins its Big Ten institutional partners for One Big Week. The event challenges university communities to harness school pride for student support, including assisting students who depend on the services provided by the Husker Pantry.
Nebraska alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students can participate by making a gift to the Husker Pantry program that provides year-round assistance to students. Gifts are accepted through Sept. 18.
“Your support of any amount for the Husker Pantry during One Big Week is truly appreciated,” said Megan Patel, student money management and Husker Pantry program manager. “The pantry makes a difference in the lives of our students every day, so thank you for taking this opportunity to help.”
The Husker Pantry program relies on donations to keep the shelves stocked so students do not suffer from hunger. More than 30% of Husker students already have or will be facing food insecurity and hunger at some point this year.
With its locations on both City and East campuses, the Husker Pantry is a one-stop resource to assist students with food, personal hygiene items, cleaning products and school supplies. Husker Pantry serves more than 150 students each week.
To learn more about and how to make a gift to the Husker Pantry during One Big Week, click here.
“You have no idea how elated I was when I picked up food today,” wrote another student who has used the services of the Husker Pantry. “Thank you, all, for everything you do.”