Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Abby Haworth
Interim Director of Student Life
Student Life
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

Cardinal Kitchen is Ball State University's campus food pantry. The pantry is located in the Multicultural Center and is available for use to all undergraduate and graduate students.

It's goal is to mitigate food insecurity, which is faced by students locally and across the nation.

Cardinal Kitchen is supported by an annual investment of about $5,000 in student fees. The pantry also relies on donations from campus organizations and individuals. Others may make donations.

Cardinal Kitchen neither limits visits nor sets a threshold of need and averages 586 clients and 1285 visits within the past three years.

Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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