As Middle Tennessee State University prepares for an influx of new students next month, the school is asking the community to donate food.
Needy students often find themselves having to choose between paying rent and buying food, but to help make ends meet, MTSU has a food pantry.
“We started the food pantry back in the fall of 2012,” Becca Seul, the coordinator.
She told News 2 they’ve had roughly 12,000 pounds of food donated in total with over 700 students visiting the pantry.
Right now, the small room contains a bit of everything. From typical college food like Ramen noodles and pudding, to canned vegetables and pasta, the pantry covers all the bases.
But with the fall semester less than a month away, the pantry needs more food.
“We are short on a lot of the things that students grab and go, take to class with them,” Seul said.
Items such as cereal and granola bars, even peanut butter, are simply, hot commodities that tend to go quickly.
“We have a lot of canned vegetables, but other canned goods we absolutely still need,” Seul added.
The MTSU Food Pantry is accepting donations now. Those who wish to help can make a monetary donation online or drop items off on campus.
Click here to visit their website to learn more.