In order to respect and maintain the privacy and dignity of our students, the food pantry operation will be run in a way that minimizes any exposure for those utilizing the resource. Students will be able to sign up online (via a SurveyMonkey form), where they will have options of food packages from which to choose (family package, adults package, or vegetarian package), as well as the opportunity to indicate any specific hygiene products they may need. The form will also ask if they have any food allergies of which we should be made aware.
The deadline to submit a request form each week will be Thursday at noon. As forms are received, the Student Life team will assemble bags to be ready for pick up on Friday afternoons between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Pick up will actually be done as a drive-through service set up outside the Commons east entrance. Each pre-assembled bag will be tagged with a student ID number only, in order to maintain privacy for students. During the Friday afternoon pick-up times, the bags will be arranged near the entrance, and students may drive up, give the staff their student ID for verification, and receive their bag. They can then drive away without having to carry groceries around campus for any period of time.
Those in need can pick up a bag of grocery or hygiene products twice per month during these times. Bags and boxes will be obtained through donation for use by Food Pantry patrons, who will be encouraged to contribute bags and boxes for reuse as well.
In addition to food and hygiene products, some or all of the following items will be included in bags given to student participants:
- Info on local community resources
- Easy and healthy recipes
- Nutrition information
- Promotions on upcoming workshops and special events related to health and wellness
Link to Online Request Form:
If you are a currently registered student at KCC and would like to request support from the KCC Food Pantry, please fill out the online form through the link HERE
. After submitting the form, you will receive an email back confirming details on how to pick up your food package.
If you have questions about the KCC Food Pantry or the request process, please contact Alece Newberry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-880-2321.