Meeting the needs of students is the top priority for the Student Government Association (SGA) at UAH. And now they're taking that mission one step further with the creation of an on-campus food pantry to provide non-perishable food items to UAH community members. "Students routinely contact the SGA, the Financial Aid Office, and the Dean of Students Office for assistance when they do not have enough to make ends meet," says Nandish Dayal, two-term SGA president and a senior nursing major. "So if we can do some simple things to take care of each other, like this food pantry, then we can reduce their burden and make their college experience better." Set to open with the start of the fall semester, the food pantry will be located in the Dean of Students Office in Charger Union. Dayal says that need will be determined on a case-by-case basis to prevent abuse and that confidentiality is assured. "We want it to be a safe environment for students to come for help," he says, adding that they can simply ask for assistance at the front desk and take what they need.