Boise State Food Cupboards PonyUp campaign has closed, but you can still make a gift and support the program!
Just visit https://give.boisestate.edu/ and use GR132 in the Fund ID space.
18% of Boise State students have experienced high levels of food insecurity, and 23% of students have experienced very high levels of food insecurity
This year, the Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU), hopes to change this statistic by partnering with campus-wide departments and colleges to host food cupboards for Broncos experiencing food insecurity. Every food cupboard is to be fully stocked with nutritious meal options and grab-n-go snacks informed by our on-campus dietician, Marlee Harris! Furthermore, each cupboard will be home to basic school supplies (such as pens, pencils, binders, and notebooks) because no student should ever have to choose between having enough food, and having the right materials to succeed in the classroom.
Statistics show that, “in general students who suffer from food insecurity are nearly 15 times more likely to have failed courses, and 6 times more likely to have withdrawn or failed to recognize to register for more courses” and we know that students who are involved outside of the classroom, perform better in the classroom, but without enough to eat in a day, students don’t have the nutrients or energy to carry them through their day.
Your donation will help us provide Broncos in need with enough to eat and succeed
Boise State University and ASBSU are committed to personal and social development, educational excellence, and civic engagement, none of which are possible without enough to eat. Please consider donating to support us in the following efforts:
- On-campus food cupboards: located across campus, these food cupboards will help to de-stigmatize the issue of food insecurity by making healthy meal and grab-n-go snack options* available and accessible to any student in need, anywhere they may be on campus!
*Every meal and grab-n-go snack option is intentionally crafted to be prepared and ready to eat in under 10 minutes, and you’d only need a microwave or hot plate!
- School supplies: each food cupboard will also provide basic school supplies (i.e. pens, highlighters, pencils, binders, notebooks) so that no student ever has to choose between having enough to eat and having the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.