The week of December 15 through the 19, Bucky's Food Pantry met the needs of 37 students/staff of ETSU. This is almost the number of people we serve in ONE month and we did it in one week. Needless to say, the shelves are looking a little bare. PLEASE when you come back from the Holiday break, consider donating items to Bucky's so we will be able to meet the needs of the returning students and staff. Thank you for thinking about us.
* 12-19-14- IMMEDIATE NEED for the following items: We are completely out of toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, shave cream, razors, soap bars. Immediate need of hamburger helper, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, instant rice, spaghetti, other pastas, canned fruit, cake mixes/icing, tea, coffee, crackers, granola bars, sugar, flour, cereal, laundry detergent, regular (not freezer) ziploc bags - quart or sandwich size.
Our requests for food has doubled this year. Please keep us in mind and donate. See our Immediate Needs above. Also, we are running low on popcorn, chips, granola bars / canned meats / canned potatoes / juices / Jell-O pudding /oil / shortening. Diapers sizes all sizes. To see what other items we take - go to "About" and click on 'donate food' to see the list.
NEED A COAT FOR WINTER? We have some coats remaining from our 2nd Annual Coat Giveaway - find out more by going to the right side of this web page under the picture of the coats.
Holiday Hours for Bucky's -
Winter Break/Christmas –
Purpose of Bucky’s is to make available food items for those students with a legitimate need.
Bucky’s will be closed December 24 through and including January 2nd.
During the time period of December 8th through and including December 19th, your request will be double the amount you normally would receive to cover you over the holiday break. Last day to pick up a request will be the 19th of December. Prior to picking up your request, you will receive an email telling you that it has been prepared and available for pick-up. There will be someone at Bucky’s from 10 to 4 the week of December 15 only for those who have been email notified that their request is ready.
If you are looking for a hot meal during this time period – you can go to the One Acre Café – work ONE hour during the hours of 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and receive a FREE meal. (see flyer on Bucky’s web page - http://www.etsu.edu/foodpantry/OneAcreCafe.pdf ) Please note that One Acre Café will be closed from December 20th through December 28th.
OPERATING HOURS FOR SPRING 2015 (will be posted middle of January 2015):
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.
University School Project Benefits Bucky’s Food Pantry.
A service project conducted by the University School benefited Bucky’s Food Pantry this November.
Teachers, Amy Horton, Pam Cromie, Jill Fernandez, and Erica Preswood organized an inter-class scavenger hunt for items to donate to Bucky’s and delivered box after box of food and baby products to the Pantry.
We at Bucky’s Food Pantry thank the University School and their students for their generous gift of their time and efforts to help those in need.
The 2nd Annual Winter Coat Giveaway was a great success. We still have some men's and women's coats left and they will be over at Bucky's Food Pantry.