Wolverine Food Den Remains Open For Students Facing Food Insecurity

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The Wolverine Food Den remains open for students to use when necessary.

Gracie Warda, Writer

While much of the UM-Flint campus has closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Wolverine Food Den remains open for students facing food insecurity.

Located on the third floor of the UCEN, it’s aim is to provide food to students in need as well as some toiletries. 

“Those looking to utilize it can stop by the Office of the Dean of Students (375 UCEN) or Student Involvement & Leadership (359 UCEN) for assistance,” said Anthony Webster Jr., assistant director of community standards & ethical development.

While the Food Den remains open, some adjustments have been made to hours and operations. It will only be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no longer student volunteers working in the office, and cleaning standards have been heightened.

“Due to the outbreak, student volunteers are no longer assisting with the pantry during open hours and additional steps are being taken to ensure the pantry is cleaned and all that utilize are sanitizing prior to entering or touching items,” said Webster. 

At this time, the Food Den’s operation “is not expected to change.” It is supplied by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which remains open through the outbreak. The Food Den’s website provides more information about hours and potential closures.

Those looking to support the Food Den can donate directly to it or support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. To utilize the Wolverine Food Den, stop by during open hours or email [email protected]