A graduate student known for being a force for good on the George Mason University campus has created a pop-up food pantry for students in need.
Yara Mowafy, a University Life graduate research assistant, along with Michael Galvin, director of technology integration in the Division of University Life, started the food pantry in Student Union I in December, just before winter break.
Galvin and Mowafy are currently conducting research and interviews on the home and food insecurities of Mason students. The team says the idea of a food pantry grew out of that research. However, because of protocol sampling processes and methodology, pantry visitors won’t be used in their research, Galvin says.