Provide Boise State students with free holiday meals by purchasing the official 2023 Dogs of Boise State calendar today! This is the perfect holiday gift for your friends and family.
By purchasing a 2023 Dogs of Boise State, you are providing holiday meals to students in need as well as free, nourishing food and hygiene items. The Campus Food Pantry offers a variety of fresh produce, refrigerated goods, canned and boxed foods, snack options, and personal hygiene products.
During the month of September 2022, the Pantry had over 4,000 student visits! This is a substantial increase in usage, and they expect it to increase even more over the fall semester.
As the demand for food has grown, so has the pantry.
Over this past year, the Campus Food Pantry has made drastic changes to increase capacity and continue to meet student needs.
They've hired six part-time student staff to maintain daily operations of the pantry, one part-time student delivery driver, two part-time student project coordinators, as well as two full-time staff members, Emily Hester, to serve as the Business Operations Coordinator and Michelle Cain, to serve as the Student Basic Needs Coordinator for Boise State University. The additional staff dedicated to serving pantry users has increased capacity and allowed their team to accept larger donations, drives, and partnerships.
The Pantry has also purchased two commercial merchandiser refrigerators, two commercial merchandiser freezers, and additional shelving to allow for more food and hygiene storage. These purchases have granted the Pantry an opportunity to participate in the Idaho Foodbank's Food Rescue Program. This program connects local businesses with the Pantry, to accept surplus food and hygiene items that the pantry can then distribute to Boise State students. Many of these donations include fresh produce, pre-made sandwiches and wraps, dairy products, and bread.
By donating, you are supporting our mission, "Every Student. Every Bronco. A Full Plate."
**2023 Dogs of Boise State calendars will be mailed out beginning in mid-November**