Fresno State food pantry meets fundraising goal

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The $100,000 raised will go towards purchasing more food and produce for the student cupboard and as well as toiletries like laundry detergent and toothbrushes. (KFSN)

Fresno State launched it's March Match-up hoping to raise $50,000 in community donations for its student cupboard.

The student cupboard provides current Fresno State students with free food and toiletries. The campaign had the goal to match the $50,000 donation by Morse Wittwer Sampson while also raising awareness about student hunger.

The campaign reached it's goal Thursday.

"The idea was let's see how much of the $50,000 we put up people will match and we were very fortunate people jumped on the bandwagon and said 'hey this is a great initiative Fresno State is doing for its students,'" Dr. Frank Llamas with Fresno State Student Affairs said.

"It's hard to study if you don't have enough food in your belly, it's hard to be motivated if you haven't eaten in a couple days, but I'd like to say this never happens but it has happened and this is our way of trying to make sure it doesn't happen into the future."

The $100,000 raised will go towards purchasing more food and produce for the student cupboard and as well as toiletries like laundry detergent and toothbrushes.
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