Wright State Food Pantry

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Wright State University Food Pantry presentation from 2012 Community Service Director meeting

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  • Cathy—can you find a picture of the SLASAC getting that President’s Award? Some pictures are needed to jazz things up!
  • Add a picture of volunteers
  • Wright State Food Pantry

    1. 1. ESTABLISHING ACAMPUS FOODPANTRYThe Wright State UniversityFriendship Food Pantry
    2. 2. THE IDEA NPR story about UCLA food pantry Service- Learning & Student Activities Committee Needs Assessment
    3. 3. FOOD INSECURITY “Reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet . . . [or] reduced food intake” 48/49% of WSU students food insecure
    4. 4. STAFF SUPPORT OCC AmeriCorps VISTA
    5. 5. CAMPUSCOLLABORATORS President’s Office: VISTA support / gift Legal Finance and Business Services WSU Foundation (setting up an account) Service-learning faculty Student Affairs/Student Support Services Student Activities
    6. 6. STEPS TO REALITY1. Initial research  Other campus food pantries  Michigan State  Oregon State  University of Central Florida  West Virginia University  Community food pantries2. Finding an appropriate space  Easy access  Access for students with disabilities  Privacy
    7. 7. IDENTIFYING RESOURCESAcquiring Food Raising Funds Food drives  Dining Services Pantry Day Donations  Student Org or The Foodbank Service-Learning fundraisers  Gift of Hope-holiday honor gift  Donations
    8. 8. BUILDING AVOLUNTEERPROGRAM
    9. 9. DEVELOPINGPOLICY/PROCEDUREOperations Forms Type of operation  Intake forms (“choice”) Policies for student  Spreadsheets use (frequency, depend ents, etc.)  Shopping lists Qualification Open days/hours  Donation forms Amount/type of food student receives
    10. 10. COMMUNICATIONS Service-learning students  Word of mouth Print materials (informational brochure, posters) Online presence  Link on University website (webpage)  Facebook page (food pantry’s and WSU FB page)  Listserv and mass emails (to students, staff, faculty) News Stories  WSU Newsroom  Local TV and newspapers  Regional newspapers
    11. 11. ADDITIONAL SERVICES Ohio Benefit Bank Hannah’s Treasure Chest
    12. 12. THE PANTRY OPENED IN FEB. 2011!
    13. 13. OUTCOMESMeasuring Impact: Food, Funds,Volunteers, and Clients
    14. 14. SERVICE AND PHILANTHROPYItem By the NumbersNumber of Volunteers 40Number of Volunteer Hours 560Number of Service-Learning and 200Practicum StudentsValue of In-Kind Donations Received $9,945Value of Monetary Contributions $12,596Number of visits 561Number of clients served 301Number of dependents served 141Number of meals served 8,523
    15. 15. QUESTIONS?Contacts:Rebecca Fensler rlfensler@hotmail.comCathy Sayer cathy.sayer@wright.edu

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