This year Fresno State March Match Up raised $252,822 dollars for the Student Cupboard.
Fresno State first lady, Mary Castro, works closely with the Fresno State Student Cupboard and spoke at the event. She says this money will go directly to the students who use this resource.
“We can target our purchases for higher quality food,” says Castro. “So, we focus on high level proteins that are portable and can be put in backpacks.”
Castro says the Student Cupboard is a resource on campus for every student that provides healthy food.
“We have a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables that come to us during harvest season,” says Castro.
Dr. Frank Lamas is the Vice President of Student Affairs for Fresno State. He spoke about the impact this resource has on so many students.
“Over 43% of our students have difficulties,” says Lamas. “So, this is a way they can come and get food to help them be successful.”
ToniMarie Munoz is a senior at Fresno State. She says the cupboard is a life saver and wished she utilized this resource sooner.
“I had a pride in me that didn’t make me think I deserved something free,” says Munoz. “So, as my last two years of college when I really needed something the student cupboard definitely had everything I needed.”