Opened in September of 2014, the Campus Harvest food pantry was developed to aid the high percentage of students that self identified as in need of supplemental food assistance. Run by student volunteers and open exclusively to University students, Campus Harvest is an easy way for our campus community to become a more unified whole. A majority of our products are collected through donations (both monetary and nutritional) from the campus and community.
Because of inflation, students are using the Campus Harvest Food Pantry more than ever before. In the last campus climate survey, 25% of our students selected that they struggle with food insecurity.
Your donations are important because we are spending more per month on food than what we're getting in from local food banks. And providing college-friendly meals (easy mac, minute microwave rice, etc.) and hygiene items are even more expensive to purchase.
A generous donor is matching all gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 to the Campus Harvest Food Pantry. By making your gift today, you will ensure UW-Eau Claire students can continue to receive food assistance allowing them to focus on their studies rather than where their next meal will be coming from.