Students, at times, are faced with lack of access to nutritious meals as they journey through college. Research suggests that food insecurity occurs at both two-year and four-year institutions with 20% of 4 year college students experiencing hunger (Hunger on Campus, 2016). The Knights for Nutrition pantry seeks to support undergraduate and graduate students to avoid hunger by providing access to nutritional food so that they can focus on their studies and reach their academic goals.
How It Functions
Dedicated student workers, a committed graduate assistant and a committee of staff and students oversee and manage the pantry. We have generous partners who consistently provide donated items and monetary gifts. Food drives are held at least 3 times each academic year.
Students have the opportunity to “shop” with a certain number of points once per week for nonperishable foods, fresh produce (limited), toiletry items and menstrual hygiene products.
Donations can be made any time when the pantry is open. Outside of those times, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, these are some of the ongoing donors that are helping us keep the food pantry successful:
Metz Culinary Management Incorporated
Danette Reid, Reid Cares Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Donna Smith
Ms. Myra Laws, Salem Baptisit Church local mission Ministry