As a college education becomes less and less affordable, more students are forced to live on a shoestring budget. Education can break the cycle of poverty, but poverty makes education difficult to access and complete. Some students don’t want to burden their parents by asking for more financial help. Others know that their parents, perhaps struggling themselves, can’t give more. And many of today’s students are returning to school as older students, often with families to support. Hunger and food insecurity are realities everywhere – even on college campuses. Here’s how you can help.
How to Donate Food
We appreciate the community partners who help us keep the pantry stocked! You are invited to donate non-perishable food items – especially individually packaged items. You can drop them off in the Building 17 Food Pantry Donation Box, during open hours or to Kellie Johnston in Building 8.
High demand items include:
- Ramen noodles (cups preferred)
- Peanut butter (16 oz.)
- Granola or protein bars
- Microwavable soups
- Single serving sports drinks or juices
- Protein drinks
- Single serving oatmeal or hot cereal (cups preferred)
- Box cereal for larger families
- Canned tuna
- Dried beans
- Pasta noodles/sauce
The Food Pantry is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Questions? Contact pantry coordinator Ben McLean: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-460-3820.
Become a monthly donor
Join a special group of donors who care enough about hungry students to make a financial pledge! Choose the amount you’d like to give. Or choose a giving level, each dedicated to ending hunger, giving hope, and enriching lives:
- Fill a Plate $250 per year
- Supporting Dreams $500 per year
- Changing Lives $750 per year
- Feeding the Future $1,000 per year
You can divide your pledge however you would like over the course of the year. As a new donor or an established one, it is easy to join. Please contact Lynette Crumity: 253-460-4318.
Want a tour? Visit the food pantry and see what else is new on campus. For a tour, contact the Foundation Office: 253-566-5003.