WEBB CITY, MO. – Missouri Southern State University volunteers help students struggling with food insecurity.
On Saturday they hosted the Cooking for a Cause breakfast fundraiser at the Webb City Farmer’s Market.
The money raised will be used to purchase items to store his Lion Co-Op grocery pantry, which will be used by students, faculty, and staff.
The MSSU faculty says 25 to 35% of students struggle with food insecurity.
Megan Bever, Associate Professor of History at MSSU, says, “Most of this money allows us to buy perishable products like milk, eggs, and yogurt that people can’t easily donate but our customers need on a regular basis.”
MSSU raised $ 307 during Saturday’s fundraiser.
If you would like to donate to the pantry, there is a collection box in Hearnes Hall and the Billingsly Student Center.
They accept non-perishable products like macaroni and cheese, cereal, oatmeal, and soup.