* 10-01-14- IMMEDIATE NEED for the following items: We are completely out of Toothbrushes and toothpaste / mouthwash, deodorant, shave cream /oil / shortening.
We are running low on Crackers / Spaghetti pasta and sauce / jams or jellies / canned fruit / canned meats / canned potatoes / juices / Jell-O pudding / Diapers sizes 5 -6. To see what other items we take - go to "About" and click on 'donate food' to see the list.
OPERATING HOURS FOR FALL 2014:
Mondays - 7:00 to 9:00 am and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays -7:00 to 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM to 7:00 pm
Wednesday - 7:00 to 9:00 am and 12:00 (noon) to 5:30 pm
Thursdays - 9:00 to 1:00 pm and 3:00 to 5:45 pm
Fridays - 7:00 to 9:00 am and 10:15 am to 7:00 pm
Grand Opening of Bucky's Food Pantry, November 14, 2012
A Challenge to Other ETSU Departments
The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) has sponsored a food drive "challenge" for Bucky's Pantry. The challenge was between the different classes/professors to see which class could donate/collect the most food items for the pantry, and the winner gets breakfast (or lunch) for their class. "The timing for this was on the heels of Hunger Awareness Month and national Food Day, as we had been studying issues surrounding the topic in some of the classes."
"Anyway........the challenge is over, the winner has been proclaimed, and we have sent all the food – 250 items! – to the Pantry. We would love for other departments to carry on the challenge and collect food all over campus for the Pantry. It could be huge!"
1) The food pantry builds upon ETSU’s history of philanthropic culture and service on the campus by creating new collaborative learning opportunities for students in a variety of academic departments and disciplines.
2) The food pantry provides the opportunity to assess the prevalence of food insecurity in ETSU college students; to assess retention and health indicators in ETSU college students; and to study the relationships among food insecurity, retention, and health in ETSU college students.
3) The food pantry educates the ETSU community about resources available to them on and off campus; helps them gain entry into any government assistance programs [desired and or needed] by providing guidance; and sharpens budgeting skills.
The mission of the food pantry is to diminish or end food insecurity for the ETSU community in the most convenient, discreet and easily accessible means possible.
The goal of the food pantry is to aid those in need of food resources as well as raise awareness of food insecurity and hunger on ETSU campus. Ultimately, the food pantry can expand its resources to cover non-food items such as hygiene products and clothing, if donations are made available.
Samantha and the students of the Well donated 945 food and baby items. Baby items such as pull ups, diapers etc. Kudos goes out to the Well!!!
SAVE THE DATE:
2ND ANNUAL WINTER COAT DRIVE - will be held October 13 through October 31 to collect new, or gently used clean coats. The coats will be given away November 3rd through the 7th 2014. Check back for more information in October.
Bucky's Food Pantry is on Facebook - here's the link
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