Creighton food pantry opens

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A new federal study says college students today are walking a tightrope, balancing classes with full-time jobs and families. Creighton University is trying to help.

The research finds that 36% of students at four-year schools are “food insecure.” That means making hard choices when it comes to an education. Skipping meals or just not getting good nutrition impacts student performance.

A new food pantry, The Creighton Cupboard, for students that need assistance will officially open January 16, 2019 on the Creighton campus. Any student can register online and there is no proof-of0need required. Students can remain anonymous while helping themselves to a variety of items.

Dr. Michele Bogard, Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement, said, “We want to take away a barrier to success and beat hunger. So if we can provide a nutritious meal for them, no matter if it's one student or 100 students, it doesn't matter. We want to make sure we're taking care of the students so they can be successful."

You can donate to the food pantry by dropping off items in person outside the pantry in McGloin Hall.

Click here for information on donations.

Click here to register.