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Community Engagement

Help support the University of South Carolina's mission to enrich our community by joining us in this tradition of service. Our office is proud to renew our committment to this effort every year. 

Incoming students and their families are invited to help us make a positive impact on our community by donating nonperishable goods to local organizations during New Student Orientation. 

This year, we hope to exceed our goal to collect more than 6,000 donations to benefit Gamecock Pantry and St. Andrews Kids Café, a program of Harvest Hope Food Bank

We encourage all of our incoming families to donate at least one item.

Suggested Donations

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Canned fruit
  • Snacks such as granola bars, chips, etc.
  • Cereal or oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta and/or pasta sauce
  • Canned beans
  • Rice
  • Toothbrushes and/or toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Bar soap and/or toiletries
  • Washcloths
  • Brushes and/or combs
  • Socks (size youth small and medium)