SDSM&T food drive a hit — stocks up more than enough for students in need

RAPID CITY, S.D. — While some took the opportunity to stock their pantries this day — students from the School of Mines are looking for a little help stocking theirs.

The school’s student pantry was established more than ten years ago.

It’s designed to help any student who might need food.

It’s stocked with non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, cereal, and of course, the traditional campus culinary delight, Ramen.

Today’s food drive is the largest for the student pantry.

“It takes anywhere between $300 and $400 a month to keep the pantry full,” said Rick Demarest, Campus Minister Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. “So this event today will stock it up for at least a month, and the cash will go to a reserve that we will use throughout the school year.”

The annual School of Mines food drive is so well received by the community, that students generally raise beyond the pantry’s needs.

All extra food items are donated to Feeding South Dakota.

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