Shelves of food cover the inside a small home located on New Mexico State University’s campus, where some NMSU students faculty and staff get what they need to put food on the table throughout the year.
The cupboard is a food pantry by NMSU that focuses on serving people who can’t afford the basic necessities for daily meals.
Meg Log the Program Specialist of the Cupboard says that there are so many students that go to be hungry when they have bills to worry about along with being away from home.
“Food security is much more of an issue than people realize, especially on a college campus and without having the proper food and the proper nutrition its really challenging for our students to finish their degrees to be able to study and to do well” Said Long.
Donations make the cupboard run, and some local restaurants recently raised more than two thousand dollars for the cause, raising the pantry’s budget by 40 percent.
Donations like this makes Las Cruces mayor Ken Miyagishima appreciative of his commuinity.
“Sometimes you have students who have families and if they can have a little bit of help through accessing the cupboard for additional food to eat, this is just a good thing, and so we appreciate that very much,” said Miyagishima.
To find information on when the cupboard is open or how you can donate you van visit their website.