Minnesota State Mankato’s Maverick Food Pantry to Distribute Free Holiday Meal Boxes to Students on Nov. 23

President Edward Inch, University cabinet members to help distribute meal boxes

November 19, 2021 | News Story

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Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Maverick Food Pantry is partnering with the Wooden Spoon bakery and bistro to provide 125 free holiday meal boxes that will be distributed Tuesday, Nov. 23 to Minnesota State Mankato students in need of food assistance during next week’s Thanksgiving break.

Minnesota State Mankato President Edward Inch will help distribute the meal boxes to students from 12-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maverick Food Pantry, located on campus in Room 142, Carkoski Commons (on Maywood Avenue, near the University Dining Center).

Meal box distribution will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each meal box provides two people with chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, rolls and pie.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation, MavCares program and private donors are providing funding for the meal boxes. The Maverick Food Pantry is working to raise additional funds to help students in need of food assistance during the semester break in December and January.

(NOTE TO EDITORS: Media interested in covering the event are asked to notify Kelly Meier, assistant vice president of Diversity and Inclusion at Minnesota State Mankato, by email at kelly.meier@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-5268.)

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,546 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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