According to the recent news, the Grocery giant Kroger assists University of North Texas students who are facing food insecurity on campus. More and more colleges across the country are responding to a growing number of students with little or no food.
Keeping this in mind grocery giant Kroger is partnering with the University of North Texas to help feed food-insecure students. As part of its commitment to ending hunger with zero waste, the Kroger Corporation made a $ 250,000 financial commitment to NTU leaders Thursday morning.
Furthermore, an increasing number of colleges and universities across the country are adding food stores on campus to help students who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Nationwide, 30% of college students are food insecure, which can affect student success and contribute to mental health problems, according to research by Lisa Henry, anthropology professor at the University of New Jersey. The Dean of Students at UNT opened a food store on campus in 2015, which has served more than 10,000 visitors. The new partnership will include a new name for the food bank: UNT Food Pantry introduced by Kroger. Demand has grown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to UNT’s Dean of Students. “We have a lot of partners on campus and in the community who throw pizza parties for free lunches all the time,” said Student Maureen McGuiness, dean of Student University. “In the midst of a pandemic, this does not exist.”
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While some students facing food insecurity may struggle with feelings of shame, others are eager to voice their needs, McGuinness says. Hoping to spare students any embarrassment, there is a back entrance available in the warehouse located in the Diamond Eagle Student Resource Center. To learn more about Kroger’s UNT Food Pantry, click here. Let us know what you think about it in the comment section below! How they can make this campaign better?