Methodist in the Media

Omaha College Pantry Fights Student Hunger

Published: Sept. 19, 2022

For students who are the first in their family to attend college or with tough financial circumstances, the odds are against them.

But Nebraska Methodist College has found its humble food pantry has opened the door to academic success. When it comes to food insecurity and empty cupboards, Dr. Lisa Johnson says there should be no shame or stereotype.

It took students to bring that to light.

“More than 45% of college students are food insecure at one point or another in their lives,” Johnson said. “So to think that we kind of hide it and make it something that people shouldn’t feel open to seek out...or as an afterthought, that’s not the way of handling this.”

WOWT: Omaha College Pantry Fights Student Hunger