UNK assistant director of Business Services, 308.865.8448
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Campus Kitchen chapter and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will officially open The Big Blue Cupboard in 3 p.m. ceremonies Wednesday (April 25) in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
“The Big Blue Cupboard is a student-run partnership between Campus Kitchen and the Office of Multicultural Affairs,” said Jon Watts, UNK assistant director of Business Services. “It will be open seven days a week, and its mission is to serve UNK students suffering from food insecurity in a pursuit to ensure that no student’s efforts to obtain a higher education are hindered by hunger.
“The Big Blue Cupboard will open to help students who would otherwise struggle with hunger,” Watts said.
The cupboard will provide non-perishable food items for students who are in need. Students who are facing food insecurity will be able to shop anonymously for nonperishable items such as canned vegetables, soup, pasta, cereal and canned meats.
The 3 p.m. ceremonies will open with comments from UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen, followed by comments by Juan Guzman, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs; Monica Mueller, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs; and Watts. After opening ceremonies, there will be an open house and tour of the Big Blue Cupboard.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located on the first floor, east end of the Nebraskan Student Union.