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.
One of Bucky's Steering Committee Members Recognized by the Office of Human Resources as a "Featured Employee".
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 4th Annual ETSU Winter Coat Giveaway will be in November2016. Meanwhile, there are currently some winter coats available at the Pantry.
We will start collecting clean, gently used coats in October 2016, so keep us in mind as you clean out you closets.