Protein is the nutrient that we use to build and repair cells throughout our entire body—our muscles, hair, skin, nails, and even our metabolism and hormones are all influenced by protein. Not only does protein play these important roles inside cells, but it also helps us in our day-to-day hunger. Protein aids in satiety, which means we feel fuller for longer from our … [Read more...] about Protein at the Bear Pantry
The cold, dry air may weaken immune responses and encourage the spread of viruses; however, here are three contactless ways to support or utilize the pantry during the winter months. 1. Online Ordering for Easy Access At the Bear Pantry, we offer two methods for shopping: in-person and online ordering If you aren’t feeling well but are still in need of items from the … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Use & Support the Bear Pantry during Flu Season
1. AmeriCorps at Missouri State University A new AmeriCorps Program - R.E.L.I.E.F. (Recovering from Covid-19 through Education, Local partnerships, Interdisciplinary Efforts, and Food assistance) - will be launching in Spring 2022 on MSU’s campus. Housed within the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning departments, 10 AmeriCorps positions are open for … [Read more...] about 2 Opportunities to Reduce Food-Insecurity within the Missouri State Community
What is Eden Village? The organization began as the “Gathering Tree,” a safe hangout spot open in the evenings for the homeless to play games, get coffee, and use the computers. Eventually, the Gathering Tree grew into a tiny home community known as Eden Village in 2018. Eden Village offers housing for homeless and disabled individuals in Springfield, MO. This community … [Read more...] about Building a City Where No One Sleeps Outside
Missouri State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan aims to expand recycling across the campus, increase awareness of waste minimization programming, and divert more material from the landfill. These goals are possible with the support of students and staff like you. How so, you ask? This fall, you can join the Missouri State Sustainability team in digging into and sorting hundreds … [Read more...] about Dig in with fellow Bears. Take part in the Waste Audit.