Milligan's food pantry is located in the Campbell Student Union and utilizes an online order system. During the pandemic, Milligan's Food Pantry orders made during the week will be available for pick up on Fridays between the hours of 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Orders need to be placed by 9:00 am on Fridays. ** In addition, the Newman Center can also assist students from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Sundays. Currently enrolled students only, must bring valid Buffalo State ID to pick up their order.
The Buffalo State Food Pantry is named after a town restaurant, Milligan’s, in Indiana. Rev. Linda Harley-Mould, one of the founders of the Milligan’s Buffalo State Food Pantry, had reported that while her father was attending Tri State College in Indiana, he was struggling financially. He prided himself as someone who could take care of himself, so he supported himself by photography jobs and as a musician. He was playing with a band that would later be well known; The Glen Miller Orchestra. Checks did not always come on time so that he went for extended periods of time without money. Milligan’s was a restaurant that catered to the local college students. Because he did not have money to pay, the restaurant agreed to let him run up a tab. They continued to allow him to eat there until his check came in. Then, in a way that did not damage his pride, they declined to accept his payment.
Rev. Linda’s Father took opportunities during his life to help those in need without compromising their dignity, as a way to return the kindness offered him. This is the spirit in which those involved in the food pantry work to preserve.
Milligan’s Buffalo State Food Pantry founders were staff from the Buffalo State Counseling Center and the campus Critical Incident Support Team, as they recognized that some students were food insecure. Over the last 17 years, the food pantry has increased contacts over campus so that more students can be assisted.
If you are helped by Milligan's Food Pantry, it is our hope that in better times, you will provide assistance to someone who needs your help while preserving their dignity as well.
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