For a variety of reasons, some UNG students are struggling to pay not only tuition and fees but also for such basic necessities as food, personal hygiene articles, and other things that most of us take for granted. Dr. Carly Redding, assistant professor of sociology on the Gainesville campus, has operated a food pantry out of her office for the past year, and in recent months she and Appalachian Studies Center director Rosann Kent have set up another food pantry in Dahlonega’s Vickery House. Ms. Kent reports that last month 100 students received assistance in Gainesville and 12 in Dahlonega. The entire project is a joint effort of students and members of the faculty and staff.

If you would like to support this project, your donation is welcome. You may make a check payable to the “UNG Foundation” and state on the memo line that you are donating to the Food Pantry – Fund #6918. The address is UNG Foundation, P. O. Box 1599, Dahlonega 30533. For more information, contact Ms. Kent at (706) 864‑1540.