MARQUETTE — Giving Tuesday is all about – well – giving.

In every aspect, there are people that aren’t as fortunate, but deserve the same things we have just as much as we do. Students at Northern Michigan University were provided the chance to give, while also helping themselves.Today was the last day for students to donate their non–perishable food items and more to the NMU Food Pantry.

Students could give any amount of canned goods, bathroom items and more, and could lower and even get rid of campus parking fines. Created in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, the Student Government at NMU thought that this would be a great way to increase donations.

“The student government…we’re all about doing what’s best for the students on campus, and this has given us a good opportunity to give back to the campus. There are a lot of low–income students, so for us to host a program that can help give back to those students is a great feeling,” said ASNMU Vice President Connor Loftus.

As of this afternoon, NMU food pantry has received double the amount of items that they have asked for.