MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The student food pantry at Middle Tennessee State University is holding a fall food drive to help stock its shelves.

The pantry has grown since it began in 2012, doubling in size and serving an estimated 400 students each semester.

“We have a lot of low income and just general need students. Even though their parents might make a lot of money, when they come to college, they’re kind of on their own and doing their own thing,” said Associated Director of MT One Stop Becca Seul.

Seul wants students to be aware they can seek assistance at the pantry whenever needed.

“Students that don’t have the food pantry access, they’re not succeeding in classes as much as they can. We know that students that are going to class hungry are not doing as well,” said Seul.

Donations will be collected Friday, Oct. 14 at the MTSU Volleyball game against UTSA and at the homecoming game against WKU Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m.Click here to learn more about the pantry.