MMU opens student food pantry

An estimated half of all undergraduate students struggle with food insecurity, according to a December 2017 study in SAGE Journals. Mount Mercy University decided to do something about that.

Mustang Market, a new food pantry open to all MMU students, is celebrating with a grand opening on Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in Busse Library Atrium.

Jamarco Clark, Mount Mercy’s director of volunteerism and service-learning, said giving students an alternative, free option is vital in preventing students from going hungry.

“Food insecurity has long been a problem on college campuses, so to take a step in addressing it on our campus only made sense,” Clark said.

The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, blessing and walk through of the food pantry.

For more information, contact Jamarco Clark at

Schedule of Events

Welcome (2 p.m. | Busse Library Atrium)
Jamarco Clark, Director of Volunteerism and Service-Learning

President Laurie Hamen

Sr. Linda Bechen, Vice President of Mission and Ministry
HACAP Representative

Fr. Tony Adawu

Ribbon Cutting
Jamarco Clark
Laurie Hamen

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