Students Looking at a Vendor Booth

Thank you for your interest in supporting students to meet their basic needs. 

Here are some ways that you can help students: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the existing resources so you can share the information with fellow students.
  • Show this presentation about The Pantry at your student organization meetings so everyone is aware where they can receive food assistance on campus (you may have to click through the presentation once for all the elements to load properly)
  • Worried about a friend? Complete a Madison Cares Referral to report that you have concerns about a student's basic needs insecurity. The Dean of Students office will follow up with that student. 
  • Donate work clothing and interview attire to The Career Closet. There are 3 permanent locations where you can donate work clothing and interview attire: The Hartman Learning Complex (COB), University Career Center in the Student Success Center, and The Pantry in TDU. 
  • Donate frequently requested items, money, or purchase from our Amazon Wish List to send to The Pantry. 
  • Give a punch:
    • Dining Services has partnered with The Pantry on a Dukes Punch for Dukes program. Students can donate a punch at certain meals throughout the semester. Dining Services will then donate punches to The Pantry to distribute to students. 
    • Fall 2022 opportunities to donate a punch: 
      • Sept 23: D-Hall Lunch 11am-2pm
      • Oct 11: E-Hall Dinner 5pm-8pm
      • Nov 16: D-Hall Dinner 5pm-8pm
      • Nov 17: E-Hall Dinner 5pm-8pm

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