Grand View Continues to Make an Impact on Food Insecurity

February 22, 2019

Grand View University is proud to offer two new food pantry options to students and the surrounding community.

The DMARC Mobile Food Pantry will be offered on campus beginning in March. This pantry will be parked on campus and available to students and the community twice a month. Grand View students, staff and faculty will be volunteering during open hours, the 2nd Thursdays of the month from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and the 4th Thursdays of the month from 4 – 6 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the mobile site and assist clients in selecting their food items after they have gone through intake.

In addition to the mobile pantry, a student group from Assistant Professor of Business Administration Dmitry Yarushkin's Project Management class worked with the Grand View Student Life office to get another little food pantry started. This is the second little free food pantry built by Grand View’s maintenance department. There is currently a pantry outside of Luther Memorial Church on campus. Grand View students did all of the work to make this happen as well as coordinated food donations from local grocery stores. The new little pantry will be inside the Student Center so food can be offered that won’t freeze and will be convenient for students. 

The GV students and project team leaders from Dmitry’s class are Nerma Turan, Mikayla Erickson, Brendan Anderson and Nolan Chapman. They worked on building the pantry with Kim Butler from the maintenance department. A grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:15 p.m. in the Student Center. 

All three pantry options are available for Grand View students and the surrounding neighborhood.