The OU Meals Pantry celebrated its 10,000th customer on Tuesday, reaching the milestone 4 years after opening in 2017.
Ethan Maddy, scholar director of the meals pantry, mentioned in a press launch that he’s grateful for the individuals who have helped with the pantry.
“It is actually exceptional that we have had 10,000 shoppers in simply 4 years,” Maddy mentioned. “With out our donors and volunteers, 10,000 households might have gone hungry.”
The pantry, which is run primarily by scholar volunteers, offers free complementary meals to all OU college students, college, and employees. The only goal of the OU Meals Pantry is to finish meals insecurity on our campus, Maddy wrote within the press launch.
Riyanna Williams, a sophomore nursing scholar who additionally serves as affiliate director of pantry operations, mentioned her work for the pantry has been a worthwhile approach to give again to the group.
“Volunteering on the meals pantry has actually modified my life,” Williams mentioned. “I’ve been in a position to make a distinction throughout the OU group, and seeing how essential meals help is to college students, college, and employees has made me really humble.”
OU members can view the pantry’s hours, entry their procuring record, join a go to, and apply to volunteer by means of their web site.
Farid Zuchrinata joined The Every day’s information desk within the spring of 2021 as an inner information reporter.