Tiger Pantry aims to reduce food insecurity at MU

Oct 3, 2012

A new MU resource, the Tiger Pantry, has opened its doors for those who need assistance.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the food bank, Tiger Pantry Founder and MU student Nick Droege says the pantry’s goal is to reduce food insecurity at MU.

Anne Deaton, the wife of MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, encouraged Droege to develop the pantry. She says the Tiger Pantry has brought life to the meaning of One Mizzou, an organization that helps bring MU students together.

“We know indirectly that there is a need here, and we think the pantry on our campus will make access to food much more convenient,” Deaton says.

Droege says food security is an issue at colleges across the nation. The pantry, located at 1400 Rock Quarry is open to all MU students, faculty and staff.