WSU Food Pantry in Need of Donations

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber Cares Food & Resource Pantry, which provides free food and resources to students in need of food donations. The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unusual strain on the pantry, and demand is much higher than normal. 

WSU's Energy and Sustainability Office is hosting a food drive Saturday, Nov. 21 from  11 a.m. to. 3 p.m to benefit Weber Cares. Donors can drop food at the Val. A. Browning Center west entrance.

Supported by the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), Weber Cares allows students to concentrate on their studies instead of worrying about where their next meal is coming from. The program uses a three-pronged approach: the food pantry, which offers healthy food at no cost in Shepherd Union Room 402; a voucher program, which provides emergency $10 food vouchers redeemable at any Weber Dining campus location; and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides state food assistance.

“There is a lot of food insecurity on campus that we don't see or realize,” said Rebecca Wolford, Weber Cares pantry specialist. “The pantry helps students get what they need in order to stay on the path to graduation. It not only helps students, but faculty and staff as well. The pantry is open to anyone with a Weber State identification "W" number who is in need of a little help and support.”

The pantry needs the following items:

  • rice
  • muffin/pancake/cornbread mix
  • soup mix
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • macaroni and cheese
  • small snacks
  • spices
  • jello
  • condiments
  • bottled water
  • hygiene products
  • cleaning supplies

To learn how to donate to the pantry, visit weber.edu/ccel/weber-cares.

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Contact:

Teresa Martinez, Center for Community Engaged Learning
801-626-7737 • teresamartinez1@weber.edu

Author:

Melissa Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-6348 • melissasmith9@weber.edu