12/6/13: Bucky's Food Pantry will be closed from December 23rd through January 1st. Those who are requesting food for the first time, or who have a returning request for food prior to or during the period Bucky's will be closed are advised to have your requests in by Monday, December 16th. We will be filling those requests that week and have them ready for pickup during that week. We are doubling the amount of food given to get those who need food through the Holiday closure of Bucky's. The LAST day for pick up will be Friday, December 20th. If you have any disability that impairs your ability to pick up the food, please have a family member or friend assist you with the pick-up.
11/14/13 We are in need of several items - go to "About" and click on 'donate food' to see the list.
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!!!
1st ANNUAL WINTER COAT DRIVE - held November 4th through the 7th - WAS A BIG SUCCESS!
Bucky's Food Pantry in collaboration with the ETSU Mental Health Collaborative held their first Annual Winter Coat Drive for students and staff of the ETSU family. The location of the distribution was the CPA equipment room. We collected over 275 coats and gave away about 250 coats. A very BIG thank you to those who volunteered to help with the distribution of the coats (students, staff, the 7:30 AM Rotary Club, and the staff at the CPA).
Bucky's Food Pantry is on Facebook - here's the link
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