Food insecurity is a problem for students in colleges all across the United States, and a recent survey showed that our Marion Campus is no different. In fact, based on the survey's results, 26.7% of students on our campus have struggled at some point with knowing how they were going to afford their next meal. In response to this need, a team of faculty and staff along with the student organization,the Buckeye Food Alliance recently opened a food pantry at The Ohio State University at Marion. Students in need of food can make an appointment on Mondays and two Thursdays of each month to receive healthy, basic food staples.
Our goal with this campaign is to help students succeed in college, and we know that one major component to a student's success is general wellness. If a student no longer has to worry about how he or she will access food, it is our hope, then, that this will remove a barrier to success in school.
Up to this point, the pantry shelves have been stocked solely from food drives, receiving donations from students, staff, faculty and community members. Every dollar you donate will ensure that we can keep the pantry shelves stocked with healthy food options.
Sixteen students in English 3304, Business and Professional Writing are running this campaign as part of their coursework. They are putting their professional writing and marketing skills to use in order to help the campus community.
Please give today! Your monetary donation will directly impact a student's life by removing the burden of hunger and providing a free, healthy and reliable food resource on the Marion campus. Fuel students' bodies so that college can feed their minds!