Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.11
Liaison Sarah Williams
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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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?:

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:
As a campus community we strive to promote the well-being and success of all of our students. In our purpose to support our students, specifically those students struggling with food insecurities and/or lack of consistent access to nutritious and/or affordable foods, the Intercultural Center (IC), in partnership with the Dean of Students Office, have come together to create an on-campus food pantry. We respect the identities and backgrounds of all members on this campus and we strive to make this food pantry a welcoming place for all who need its contents. The Food Pantry is located on the second floor of the GAC. It is open during the hours of operation for the GAC, Monday thru Sunday 9am-9pm. During breaks, the Food Pantry is open 9am-5pm on weekdays. All current Whitman students are eligible to access the pantry. Students can access the GAC by swipe access with a valid Whitman ID. We stock the pantry from a variety of sources. The Dean of Students Office and Intercultural Center provide financial assistance to purchase food and keep the pantry stocked. Additionally, all members of the Whitman community are invited to donate food to the pantry.

Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
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