Ole Miss starts food bank for needy students

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Students at the University of Mississippi have set up a food bank to help classmates who have trouble affording proper meals.

The Oxford Eagle reports that those needing food can get it by presenting a student identification card.

Jessica Brouckaert, student director of the Food Bank Committee, says since it opened this month, the organization has distributed canned fruit, soup and vegetables; instant oatmeal; granola bars and macaroni and cheese. It has also given away laundry detergent and toiletries.

On Nov. 13 and 14, the University of Mississippi Library waived overdue book fines for people who donated to the food bank. Ole Miss Dining Services also provided the food bank with shelving and a computer system and scanner. Sigma Nu fraternity collected 3,000 cans of food and gave $2,500.

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