Welcome Back! UM students, staff & faculty

It has been a long, weird summer, and many of us are feeling the emotional and financial stresses of Covid-19. While we are eager for some level of return to normalcy, it is imperative that we proceed with caution. That is why the UM Food Pantry is taking steps to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. How, you ask?

  • By allowing one person to shop in the pantry at any given time
  • By requiring the use of masks & hand sanitizer
  • By directing the flow of traffic
  • By sanitizing all donations from small donors
  • By limiting volunteer participation
  • By producing Grab n’ Go meal bags for people to take without coming into the pantry
  • By video-conferencing with campus & community partners, as opposed to in-person

We are in the process of re-imagining how we conduct food & donation drives this fall semester and coming up with new ways for people to get involved. (Feel free to send us your ideas!)

That said, we have a TON of food right now, and we are eager to give it away. Ground beef, bacon, milk, cereal… we even have condiments & honey! So come on down to the UM Food Pantry & get fed. (And remember- we can also help you apply for SNAP benefits! Call (406) 243–2451 or visit umt.edu/foodpantry to schedule an appointment.)

Stay tuned for more updates, and be sure to follow us on social media! Be safe out there.

Originally published at https://umpantry.substack.com.

MTCC AmeriCorps VISTA serving at the University of Montana Food Pantry.