UNCG Campus Weekly

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Making sure no Spartan goes hungry

The Spartan Open Pantry is UNCG’s food pantry for students and staff. It assists everyone from students who need a little help at the end of the month to homeless students and families who depend on the pantry for complete support. UNCG’s Associated Campus Ministries, on Stirling Street, serves as the main collection point, with distributions based out of College Place United Methodist Church on Tate Street.

UNCG’s enrollment management offices have challenged each other to a contest of who can collect the most food for Spartan Open Pantry. Undergraduate Admissions has challenged Financial Aid, the Registrar’s Office, the Student Success Center, the Students First Office and the UNCG Guarantee Program. They’ll see which office donates the highest percentage of items in contest running through Jan. 30. Those who want more information about the challenge may contact Jana Henderson at jlhender@uncg.edu or 334-5654.

There’s also a Spartan Pantry donation box in the Rec Center, near the chalk wall. Femi-Ann Balogun, a senior Spanish major, says, “I am currently trying to collect food, scarves, coats, and gloves for the Spartan Pantry through a drive going on from now until Nov. 21. … I decided that this would be a great service project that I could do on campus to raise awareness about homelessness and hunger right here on our UNCG campus.”

More about the types of donations needed – and UNCG’s culture of care – is at http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/paths/donations/.