The Knights Helping Knights Pantry is holding a summer food drive through Thursday, June 14.
The “box and bag” food drive is Pantry’s first summer drive and is meant to raise items for Summer B students.
“We have seen an increase in visitors over summer, and we want to ensure we have enough food for our fellow Knights,” said Nicole Preston, the outreach coordinator for the Student Union and Knights Pantry.
The Pantry is requesting non-perishable foods packaged in boxes or bags, such as pasta and cereal. More than 639 pounds of food has been donated to the Pantry since the beginning of Summer A, and more than 1,700 pounds of food has been given to nearly 400 visitors since then.
To encourage donations, the Pantry has organized a competition among departments to see which can collect the most. The department with the donation box that collects the most pounds of usable food will earn a photo on the Pantry website, a certificate and balloons for the office.
Drop-off locations include spots in Colbourn Hall, Howard Phillips Hall, Ferrell Commons, the Psychology Building, the College of Sciences, the Nicholson School of Communication, Business Administration 2, the Visual Arts Building, Student Legal Services and the Student Union.
Pantry volunteers will pick up donations from the 15 boxes twice a week, and the Pantry will send out an email with the total amount collected once the food drive is complete.
For more information on the Knights Helping Knights Pantry, visit http://knightspantry.org/.