Help us combat the growing issue of hunger on our campus. We are the students in the First Year Seminar on Philanthropy at Salem State University and aim to raise at least $500 for our university’s food pantry. The food pantry provides food, toiletries, and much more to students at Salem State who do not have access to basic items.
It may be surprising to hear that so many students are hungry on campus given our large dining halls. But many students are not on a meal plan because of cost and do not have money to buy food for themselves. In a recent survey, more than one hundred SSU students reported having personally experienced hunger.
Food security is critical for growing and learning students in our community. Thank you in advance for your support.
First Year Seminar Poverty and Philanthropy
Salem State University #FeedAViking
Here at Salem State, we are doing our best to combat student hunger on campus because no student should have to worry about hunger.
Students go from K-12 where free lunch is provided to college where this is no longer an option.
Feeding America’s 2014 Hunger in America report estimates out of adults who are considered hungry or homeless, 31% of them are college student.
Here at Salem State, based on a 2015 survey, 40.3% of 253 respondents said they personally experienced hunger.
Help us by donating to the Salem State Food Pantry, so we can help conquer hunger on campus.
100% of the proceeds go to the Salem State Food Pantry.
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$5= 2 boxes of cereal
$10= 10 canned goods
$20= female hygiene products
$25= a week's supply of food
$50= 2 weeks' supply of food