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THE ITHACAN

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THE ITHACAN

Campus food pantry serves more patrons in 2022 than past years

Campus food pantry serves more patrons in 2022 than past years

By Funmi Omotosho, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022
Data collected shows that the college's food pantry continues to pull in patrons in need of food, but a lack of volunteers reduces its ability to provide.
Editorial: Coat drive extension shows campus community need

Editorial: Coat drive extension shows campus community need

By The Ithacan February 27, 2020
It forces the question: What other resources are needed by the campus community that might be available to silently claim off a donation rack?
Doreen Hettich-Atkins, director of strategic planning and administration in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, is one of the volunteers at The Pantry, Ithaca College’s on-campus food pantry.

Volunteers keep on-campus food pantry stocked

By Ashley Stalnecker, Assistant News Editor September 4, 2019
The college has completely relied on volunteers to stock and manage The Pantry since it first opened Feb. 21. The Pantry is an on-campus food pantry.
The panel discussion was attended by approximately 30 students and hosted by junior Kelly Madden, a self-identified food-insecure student and member of the Poor People’s Campaign, and Lyndsey Lyman, community education coordinator for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

Student groups collaborate for food insecurity discussion

By Maia Noah, Contributing Writer November 14, 2018
A panel discussion on food insecurity and food injustice was held to emphasize the presence of this issue on campus.
Editorial: Macs food bank program benefits entire community

Editorial: Mac’s food bank program benefits entire community

April 18, 2018
Not only is Mac’s finding a way to make sure its surplus stock is not going to waste, but the food if filling a real, tangible need.
From left, sophomore Gabby Picca, senior Meredith Husar and junior Alyse Harris attend the Student Governance Council Meeting on Feb. 12. Picca pitched the idea for the donation program during the fall semester because she found herself spending remaining bonus bucks on items that she didn’t really need or want.

Mac’s General Store sponsors food bank donation program

By Laura O'Brien, Staff Writer April 11, 2018
Sophomore Gabby Picca first pitched the idea because she found herself spending remaining bonus bucks on items that she didn’t really need or want.
Dining Services partnered with the BackPack Program of the Southern Tier to raise money for meals for children in need in Tompkins County.

Dining Services holds food drive for children in Ithaca area

By Simon Rosenbluth, Contributing Writer October 30, 2017
The BackPack Program will take the proceeds from the food drive and distribute food to children in need throughout Tompkins County within the next few months.
Chris Allinger, WQNY’s Q Country radio show host, walked around Tompkins County to raise money and awareness for the Food Bank of the Southern Tiers BackPack Program.

Q&A: Radio host walks across county to raise money

By Kyle Arnold, Staff Writer September 30, 2015
If we filled my backpack, we could fill the kids’.
Christopher Hanna, a senior developmental sociology major at Cornell University, argues that people across the world waste 1.3 billion tons of food per year, and that we need to focus more on this issue in society.

Sodexo to raise money to combat local childhood hunger

By Ryan Price, Contributing Writer September 29, 2015
Food Frenzy, which has existed for roughly 10 years, is a charity event that incorporates foods from Sodexo and outside vendors to create an all-you-can-eat food buffet that costs a donation of $3. All donations from the event benefit the BackPack Program for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
From left: Cornell University juniors Neha Dutta and Alex Gribbin were present at Downtown Ithaca Childrens Centers Harvest Dinner on Nov. 13. Donors may choose to give to partner agencies, like DICC, through United Way.

United Way campaign seeks donations to help Tompkins County

By Ramya Vijayagopal, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2014
Ithaca College has continued its campaign to raise funds through an online donation system for United Way, a national network of nonprofit organizations.
The Sodexo-Ithaca Dining Services team stands with Chris Allinger (center) with the amount to be donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tiers BackPack program.

Local country radio host Chris Allinger walks to stop childhood hunger

By Sara Kim, Online News Editor September 14, 2014
In recognition of September as Hunger Action Month, Ithaca College supported Q103.7 radio host Chris Allinger as he stopped by the college Sept. 12 for the last leg of his 100-mile walk around Tompkins County.

College and City: March 27

March 26, 2014
Retail locations accept donations to Food Bank, faculty program to include Mexican political culture, and more.
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