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Sodexo awards Stop Hunger grant to Nazareth's Oak Tree Food Pantry

Published April 01, 2022

“I hope the food pantry can use the grant for students here and in the community!”- General Manager of Dining Services Maureen Wheelden 

Sodexo Facilities and Dining Programs awarded the Oak Tree Food Pantry with a grant of $1,000 to continue the student-run pantry’s mission — to serve as an on-campus resource for students, staff, and faculty who struggle with food insecurity. The Pantry is located on campus just off of Colie’s Cafe in the lower level of George Residence Hall. Sodexo’s initiative to “stop hunger” focuses on food insecurity on campus and in the local community. Oak Tree Food Pantry Student Director Meredith Ramin ‘22, believes that this grant will help to stock the pantry, and will help with marketing efforts to expand community involvement with the pantry. She wants all students to know that “all are welcome. This is a safe space. If you want to be involved in any way— if you want to work here, help promote it, or use our services. It’s all hands on deck and we welcome anyone who wants to be a part of this.” 

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Brian McGahan, director of campus operations and Meredith Ramin ‘22, student director of Oak Tree Food Pantry, accept the Stop Hunger check from Maureen Wheelden, general manager of Dining Services at Nazareth.