Some UNK students are struggling to put food on the table

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Some college students at UNK are struggling to put food on the table.

For the third year, The College of Arts & Sciences Outreach and Service Committee has held a food drive.

It is a department competition and about 1/3 of the campus departments participate. Last year they collected 1,000 pounds of food and $1,000.

College can get pretty expensive for students. Once they pay for tuition, housing and books, funds can get pretty low. Some students wind up dropping out.

All items donated will go to the Big Blue Cupboard. Students can get food from the cupboard anonymously.

"The breaks are a big time when students need food. The fall break, Christmas and Spring break coming up here. The timing of our food drive falls in line with a critical time period for kids," said Holly Peterson, UNK Outreach & Service Committee.

You can donate to the Big Blue Cupboard at any time.