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Nick Droege, left, founder of Tiger Pantry food pantry for students, and Amanda Gray, operations coordinator for Tiger Pantry, walk through the facility during an opening ceremony in Columbia. The food pantry is serving students in need of assistance in the Columbia area.

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Student food banks fight hunger on campus

University of Missouri junior Simone McGautha works three campus jobs and has accumulated $11,000 in student loans as she seeks to become the first in her family with a college degree. So when McGautha learned about a new campus food pantry for needy students, the 19-year-old was happy to have the help.

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