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MARQUETTE– The NMU Foundation is looking to fill the four empty rooms in the NMU Food Pantry through an event that’s celebrated around the world. It’s called Giving Tuesday and is held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
From now until the 28th boxes will be around the NMU campus where people can drop off non perishable food items as well as cleaning and hygiene products. The organization has a goal of collecting a thousand items that will be distributed to people in the NMU community who are in need of those products.
Michael Srodes, NMU Foundation Intern says, “It comes right after Cyber Monday and Black Friday so it’s that day where after we spend this money on ourselves, we want to give back to others and give back those things that are important to us.”
On the 28th organizers will host a weigh-in to see how much was collected. Their will also be activites that day for the NMU community to participate in at the NMU Food Pantry located near the Alumni Welcome Center.
The school had over 1,000 students take a survey last year and from that survey about 40-percent of students said at some point they have gone hungry. The soft date opening of the pantry will be on Wednesday and will be fully running by the spring semester.
There is also an option to donate money. For more information on how to make a monetary donation you can click here.