Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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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 GaelPantry is a result of the ever growing problem of food insecurity that plagues our colleges and universities. “The stories of students who struggle just to eat every day, astounded and humbled me,” said Leora Mosman ’18, the student orchestrator of the GaelPantry. As tuition costs rise, students are finding it increasingly difficult to save for tuition and, at the same time, pay for a meal plan or groceries that sustain a healthy diet. The original idea for GaelPantry stems from Economic Realities, a student-led forum in May 2014 that addressed the financial struggles many Saint Mary’s students were facing and continue to face today.
The Gael Pantry is fully operated by Saint Mary’s student volunteers and works using a point system. Each Saint Mary’s student gets eight points per week to use on pantry goods. Individual items are given point values based on their market price (i.e. a bag of rice is worth three points, while a cup of noodles is worth one point).


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
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