Food, a necessity of life and an integral part of Louisiana culture, isn’t as easy to come by for some students. The Office of the Dean of Students is leading efforts to help students in need with the LSU Food Pantry, which opened in August of this year.
“We have a need at LSU,” said Mike Mosley Jr., graduate assistant for Student Advocacy & Accountability. “It’s something people don’t really talk about. But even in the few months I’ve been here, I’ve seen so many students who’ve said they didn’t know how they’d be eating if it wasn’t for the Food Pantry.”
Any student enrolled in the current semester or enrolled for the next regular semester, even if between semesters, is eligible to receive assistance if they are without food or low in food security.
“So you just come in and show your student ID, just verify that you’re a student,” Mosley said. “You come and grab what you need. We try to make the process as simple as possible because for most students it’s already an uncomfortable step to come ask for something.”