Husker Pantry receives nearly $1,500 to help food-insecure students at UNL during Give to Lincoln Day

This year, Give to Lincoln Day comes at an especially important time as the university supports those affected by COVID-19, including food-insecure students on campus now and who will be returning this fall.
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Contributors provided nearly $1,500 to help University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and the Husker Pantry during the annual Give to Lincoln Day on May 28, 2020.

Give to Lincoln Day came at an especially important time, as the university supports those affected by the coronavirus, including food-insecure students on campus now and who will be returning to campus this fall.

Due to the unprecedented challenges students are facing, the Husker Pantry is partnering with campus dining services to provide meal tickets to students who may not otherwise be able to afford every meal. With support from alumni and friends, the Husker Pantry has been able to help many students through the meal ticket program.

“You have no idea how elated I was when I picked up food today. Thank you all for everything you do,” said a UNL student who recently used the services of the Husker Pantry and wrote to thank them.

Gifts may be made any time to help the Husker Pantry.

The Husker Pantry will also benefit from matching challenge funds made possible during the giving event by the Lincoln Community Foundation, event sponsor West Gate Bank and many other supporting organizations and donors.

Just hours before the May 28 online giving event ended, the Lincoln Journal Star reported that it was a record year for the annual event, with more than $6.6 million raised in support of nearly 450 local charities. Now in its ninth year, the event surpassed last year’s record of $5.5 million in donations.

The Lincoln Community Foundation coordinates Give to Lincoln Day in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. The purpose of Give to Lincoln Day is to promote philanthropy in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

To learn about ways to help students and others at the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine who may be especially affected by the current health pandemic, go to nufoundation.org/covid19.


Today’s Give to Lincoln Day is opportunity to help food-insecure Huskers

May 28, 2020

Give to Lincoln Day on May 28 is a giving day event that encourages people to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations.

This year, Give to Lincoln Day comes at an especially important time as the university supports those affected by COVID-19, including food-insecure students on campus now and who will be returning this fall.

Due to the unprecedented challenges students are facing, the Husker Pantry is partnering with campus dining services to provide meal tickets to students who may not otherwise be able to afford every meal. With support from alumni and friends, the Husker Pantry has been able to help many students through the meal ticket allotment program, but it needs your help now more than ever to benefit even more students.

Help the Husker Pantry during Give to Lincoln Day at givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/university-of-nebraska-foundation.

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.”

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. To qualify, make a gift by the end of day on May 28.

Another top priority for the University of Nebraska is support for the University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund enables the university to help students and employees on each campus who are facing sudden financial hardship due to crisis situations, personal hardships, and now adversities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Give to Lincoln Day 2020

The Lincoln Community Foundation coordinates Give to Lincoln Day in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. The purpose of Give to Lincoln Day is to promote philanthropy in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

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 LCF and generous sponsors.

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