Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In the University of Northern Colorado’s Bear Pantry, students have support for their most basic needs - Tyler Silvy, Greeley Tribune

The Bear Pantry, a converted storage closet in the basement of Decker Hall, offers a variety of free food to about 200 UNC students per month. Tumaini Mporampora, a graduate student and Bear Pantry director, knows there’s likely more need than the Bear Pantry is currently serving. But she’s also happy with the progress. “It’s an amazing story,” Mporampora said. “Folks in (the dean of students office) and others saw this need … they had one food drive (in 2014) and ever since then it’s been history.” The history includes two years of running on the generous donations of professors and student groups, the growing number of students served each year and this year, for the first time, a dedicated line in the university’s budget for the pantry. http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/in-the-university-of-northern-colorados-bear-pantry-students-have-support-for-their-most-basic-needs/

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