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Observer: Wildcat Pantry hosts Pack the Pantry to support student needs

Several staff smiling and holding signs for Pack the Pantry.

Pack the Pantry is an annual drive, but this year the Wildcat Pantry team is trying something different. The drive will be separated into four weeks, each with its own theme of donations.

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Observer: Students connect at Sharing the Abundance Fall Festival

Four students smiling in front of a backdrop.

The Sharing the Abundance Fall Festival is an event that gave students the opportunity to talk to organizations that offer resources for students. The event took place on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. on McIntyre Hall Lawn East and continued until the start of the Wellington Wildfire.

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Observer: PUSH and Second Harvest provides free groceries to students

Second Harvest truck in front of the CWU SURC.

Second Harvest and PUSH worked together to bring a mobile food pantry to CWU and provided a weeks’ worth of food to about 200 students on campus. The mobile food pantry was located on the SURC east patio. Second Harvest helps to provide food to partnering food banks, whether it’s through food donations or going out to buy food with donated money. They provide food to 280 different partners, covering 21 counties in eastern Washington and five in north Idaho...

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CWU News: CWU Faculty, Staff Encouraged to ‘Pack the Pantry’ This Month

CWU Pack the Pantry flyer

It’s February, and the Wildcat Pantry needs our help! All month long, CWU’s student-run food relief organization, PUSH, will be looking to Pack the Pantry with non-perishable food, clothing, household goods, hygiene products, and other essentials for CWU community members who need a boost this winter and beyond...

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Daily Record: Filling the shelves: CWU food bank holds open house to emphasize needs

A student and administrator conversing at the CWU Wildcat Pantry.

College students are not known for having a lot of money, and usually have to stretch their budgets to make ends meet. PUSH is an international organization that provides food to students, faculty and staff at universities, and opened a chapter at Central Washington University in 2015. In fall of 2021, the CWU chapter of PUSH partnered with the Brooks Library to open a fully staffed pantry that’s open for anyone on campus...

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Crimson & Black: Students Seeing Beyond Green: Society, Planet, Economy

Headshot of student Jaeda Nelson

Sustainability means much more than buying green products, recycling paper and plastics, and composting. Indeed, a growing number of sustainability advocates—including many CWU students—recognize the term also applies to other areas, such as food insecurity, systemic racism, inequality, affordable housing, and other issues that predominantly impact people of color...

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Observer: PUSH pantry serves CWU community

Student reaching out to grab food from the pantry shelf.

The opening of the Presidents United To Solve Hunger (PUSH) centralized pantry in the Brooks Library took place on Oct. 4th. The pantry is in the main lobby of the library and will be the main area for drop-offs and pick-ups...

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