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UNT students can donate nonperishable food to pay off parking tickets

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 - 11:42pm

By Jenna Duncan

This season canned goods can be used to pay off parking tickets at the University of North Texas in a new initiative from transportation services.

For each canned good or nonperishable item students bring to the transportation services office, they get a $2.50 credit off their parking tickets and fees up to $70. The program is designed to get the tickets paid by the end of the semester while giving back to the community, said Allen Clark, vice provost for academic resources.

“At this time of year, the bills get long and sometimes money gets short,” Clark said. “What can we do to help students...

UNT Food Pantry Battles Student Hunger

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 - 7:00am

By Courtney Gilmore

Hunger impacts more than 45 million Americans — the problem is felt in every county throughout the country.

There is also an increased need on college campuses.

Advisors with the Dean of Students Office at University of North Texas noticed that there was an increased number of students who were homeless and in need of food.

Administrators developed a "homeless taskforce" to survey the scope of the problem, and it was determined that many students were...

Cash-Strapped College Students In Need Of Free Food Pantries

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 8:00am

For many cash-strapped college students, school is a daunting and overwhelming time.

Now, many community colleges and universities are reporting that financial strains are causing many of the students to go hungry. For example, The University of North Texas in Denton is one of a handful of schools across the state that’s battling campus hunger by offering a food...

As College Costs Rise, Texas Schools Open Food Pantries For Students

Wed, Apr 20, 2016 - 12:04pm

By Matthew Watkins

The stereotype is so old that it’s enmeshed in popular culture: College students arrive on campus to find a surplus of food — enough for food fights in dining halls or to pack on the infamous “freshman 15.” 

But lately, college administrators have discovered that some of their students face a different reality. Many are struggling to find enough to eat.

As a result, universities across the state have begun offering a different kind of meal option. All-you-can-eat dining halls are still a mainstay for students who can afford them. But now, campuses are also opening free food pantries to...