The UM Food Bank was established in 2013 to help alleviate food insecurity among the University of Mississippi students and employees on campus. The Food Bank is operated by a student committee with the help of student volunteers.
The UM Food Bank seeks to end campus hunger and alleviate poverty by discreetly providing nutritious food products and hygiene products free of charge to students and employees in the Ole Miss community.
|Assistant Directors||Chloe Grant|
|Fundraising and Events||Olivia Armatis|
|Mary Beth Gillespie|
Lindsey Abernathy, Associate Director, UM Office of Sustainability
Executive committee applications open in the spring of each year. Follow the Ole Miss Food Bank on Facebook (@olemissfoodbank) to stay up-to-date on application cycles. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round. Click here for more information.
The UM Food Bank collaborates with the UM Garden Club and Willie Price Lab School to provide fresh, sustainably grown produce to patrons. The Food Bank also works with the UM Compost Program to compost expired food, though all efforts are made to donate food to community pantries before it expires.
Statewide and National Affiliations
The University of Mississippi is a member of the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi College and University Anti-Hunger Alliance. The UM Food Bank is also a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.