UofM Students Fight Hunger by Donating 332 Guest Meals

March 1, 2018 - The University of Memphis Division of Student Affairs, including Student Leadership & Involvement, Tiger Dining and the Student Government Association, and the Campus Card Office, recently launched Tigers Fight Hunger, a new initiative to fight food insecurity on campus.

Over a two-week period, students with meal plans were able to donate guest meals. The donation pool will be used to create cards with five meals each for use at the Tiger Den.

Tigers Fight Hunger received 332 donated meals during the inaugural drive. Students can find more information at memphis.edu/tigersfighthunger.

Providing multiple programs to assist students experiencing food insecurity is particularly important on a campus where as many as 68.8 percent of students have experienced some form of food insecurity over the last year, according to research conducted by the Department of Social Work.

Students like the ease with which they can support their classmates in need.

"I knew I wasn't going to use all of my guest meals, so I'm happy they can go to Tigers who need them," says Jacquelyn Joosse, a senior and Speaker of the Senate for the Student Government Association.

Students experiencing food insecurity can also access the Tiger Pantry for support at memphis.edu/tigerpantry.

Anyone interested in fighting food insecurity on campus can visit memphis.edu/tigersfighthunger for more information.


Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l cgallina@memphis.edu