Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison David Cullmer
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pennsylvania State University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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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?:
Yes

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

The Lion's Pantry is a student-run food bank for students on Penn State's University Park campus. Its mission is to address and mitigate student hunger, and its purpose is to help provide sustenance to Penn State students experiencing food insecurity. Every student with a valid Penn State ID may access The Lion’s Pantry services. The pantry, established in 2014, accepts non-perishables and toiletries which are then provided to graduate and undergraduate students. Monetary donations are also accepted. In addition to providing food, the Lion's Pantry Club aims to raise awareness of food insecurity and related issues like student poverty and hunger, and reduce the stigma surrounding these issues.


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
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