Give to Lincoln Day May 25 is opportunity to help food-insecure Huskers

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It’s a known reality. Many students on university campuses across the country don’t have enough to eat and struggle to afford basic life necessities.

Some estimates show that about 1 in 3 college students experience food insecurity – and that was before the pandemic.

Give to Lincoln Day on May 25 is a giving day event that encourages people to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations.

Once again, the day comes at an especially important time, as the university supports those affected by the pandemic, including food-insecure students on campus now and those who will be returning this fall.

The Husker Pantry is a one-stop campus resource to help students with food, personal hygiene items and school supplies. The pantry relies on contributions to keep its shelves stocked.

• A gift of $20 provides a week’s worth of food for one student.

• A gift of $40 provides a week’s worth of food for two students.

• A gift of $60 provides a week’s worth of food for three students.

Contribute at givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/huskerpantry.

Every contribution during this event also increases the opportunity for the Husker Pantry to receive matching dollars made available by the event’s sponsors and benefactors.

By coming together and contributing any amount, we show our students, “We’ll all stick together in all kinds of weather for dear old Nebraska U.”

Give to Lincoln Day overview

Give to Lincoln Day is a giving day event that encourages you to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations now through May 25. Give to Lincoln Day is coordinated by Lincoln Community Foundation in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

Every donation makes a bigger impact on Give to Lincoln Day, because nonprofits also get a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund made possible by the Lincoln Community Foundation and generous sponsors.

More is at givetolincoln.com/about.

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