Kristina Cammarano, assistant vice chancellor for student success, joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. for a discussion about UNO's Maverick Food Pantry.
UNO’s Maverick Food Pantry aims to contribute to UNO’s culture of caring by providing resources to those in immediate need and connecting them with additional resources in the greater Omaha area for long-term support. The Maverick Food Pantry offers food and personal hygiene products to all members of the UNO community by providing healthy, organic, and culturally sensitive items. Requests for food packages can be submitted through an easy online form
Started in 2013 after staff/faculty wanted to address the issue of food insecurity on campus
Began filling orders for about 40 individuals/month, it has now grown to 200 individuals/month.
Students who use the food pantry are welcome to come in to read food labels for any dietary restrictions they may have. Special meeting times can also be arranged for those who are uncomfortable coming in during normal hours.
Request orders can be filled within 24 hours or if there is an emergency, students can stop by in person to receive items right away.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.