Organizers of Pop-up Pantry Help Students Facing Hunger

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.

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