Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

A 2017 study by the Riley Center for Livable Communities showed that 30 percent of Cougar students reported being either housing or food insecure.

The Cougar Pantry opened in September 2018 on the second floor of the Stern Student Center. The pantry is a result of a student-driven initiative to help students who are food insecure. It provides dry goods and hygiene products at no charge to any Cougar student in need.

The effort is supported by the College's Office of Student Life. Student volunteers manage the daily operations of the pantry, and there are no restrictions on the number of times a student can visit the pantry each week. Students may select up to 10 items every time he/she/they visit. To date, the pantry has been stocked through campus food drives. Faculty, staff and community members may also drop off dry goods at the Stern Student Center.

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

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