Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.09
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

Shawn’s Cupboard is Eastern's on-campus, student-led food pantry that provides food supplies to Eastern students who struggle with not having enough to eat. Shawn's Cupboard is staffed entirely by volunteers and is open to any member of the Eastern community. The main location is in Knight House, which is the small brick house directly behind Winthrop Hall. Shawn’s Cupboard is a comfortable place on campus where students in need can grab a snack or pick up groceries. All the food at the cupboard is free. Among other things Shawn’s Cupboard has granola bars, cereal, soups, frozen vegetables, pasta, macaroni and cheese, and many other food items.
https://www.easternct.edu/news/_stories-and-releases/2021/03-march/shawns-cupboard,-a-valuable-resource-for-food-insecure-students.html
In addition, Eastern now has a Swipe it Forward program through which students can receive five free meals in the dining hall per semester.


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

Information gathered from Eastern's website and email to campus community from Geography Professor Patrick Vitale.

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