Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.22
Liaison Olivia Wiebe
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Idaho
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Olivia Wiebe
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 Vandal Food Pantry offers three food cabinets on campus that are free and open to all. Currently there are three cabinets on campus that are free, open to all, and do not collect any personal information.

These cabinets may be accessed at the following locations:

ISUB 301, subject to building hours
Student Rec Center foyer, subject to building hours
Pitman Center 3rd floor (outside of The Argonaut office)

The Mobile Food Pantry is available the first Wednesday of every month in partnership with the Idaho Food Bank. Campus and community members are invited to participate on the first Wednesday of every month, noon until the food runs out. Fresh perishable and non-perishable pre-packaged foods are available. Drive-thru style in Parking Lot 60 (east of the Moscow Intermodal Transit Center).

**Volunteers collect a summary of information from those who visit the Mobile Food Pantry. The data collected includes: name, city of residency, whether you are a first time or returning visitor of the Mobile Food Pantry, household size and ages of household members.

Idaho Eats, the campus dining service, also offers a program titled Swipe Out Hunger. This program provides quick, short-term relief to current students, staff, and faculty. If any student, staff, and/or faculty member are experiencing food insecurity, they may receive a limited number of emergency meal swipes to campus dining facilities. To receive these swipes campus members must submit a VandalCARE report where they will be connected with a VandalCARE team representative to assist.


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In Spring 2022, a new addition to the food pantry will open in the form of a grocery store style food pantry in Shoup Hall, 105. This will be the primary food pantry and is open to all. This service is free to all and does not require collection of personal information. It will provide a variety of non-perishable foods including those that accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten-free, lactose-free, keto, sugar-free, vegetarian, and vegan) and other household and hygiene products.

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