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Gamecock Pantry

Our campus food pantry was created for students, by students. The pantry provides food assistance and other resources that enhance the community’s overall wellbeing.

 

Mission

The Gamecock Pantry provides access to food and toiletries in a free and confidential way to members of the Carolina community while creating awareness about food insecurity at Carolina.

Vision

The Gamecock Pantry will address University food insecurity needs and provide comprehensive food insecurity education to the Carolina Community.

Who does the pantry serve?

Any current student, faculty, or staff with a valid CarolinaCard can access Gamecock Pantry. Before picking up food, students will simply need to complete a brief, confidential form to register. Once registered, students can receive up to 15 food items per week, which will be available for pick-up during operating hours. Students may be eligible for additional aid if they have dependent family members in their care such as children. Proof of dependency will be required to receive additional aid.

Would you like to?

TO DONATE FOOD & TOILETRY ITEMS. Before collecting cans, please email us at gamecockpantry@sc.edu for collection information.

Current needs include:

    • nut butters
    • canned meat (chicken/tuna)
    • canned fruit
    • Ramen noodles
    • pasta/gluten free pasta
    • cereal
    • rice
    • jelly
    • granola bars
    • pasta sauce
    • snack items (grab & go options)
    • fresh produce
    • dairy
    • toiletries

TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION. Please visit Giving and then complete the following steps: 

  1. Select Specify Your Gift box.
  2. Next, expand the Student Life program line.
  3. Select Student Affairs and Academic Support.
  4. Select Other and type Gamecock Pantry in the Other Area field below the donation field.


Executive Leadership Team

Gamecock Pantry was created by students, for students and is led by a volunteer team of student leaders.

(The overseer of all operations and conduit to professional staff)

The Executive Director oversees and manage the overall operation of the Gamecock Pantry by working collaboratively with LSC staff, monitoring other executive board members, and ensuring all objectives are reached in a timely manner.

Nancy Jones- nj9@email.sc.edu 

(The Teacher, Advocate, and Expert)

The Director of Outreach & Education is in charge of advocating for the pantry and educating the community on both the pantry and food insecurity as a whole.

Quin Mewborne- mewborneq@email.sc.edu 

 (The Backbone, Brains, and Problem-Solver)

The Director of Operations & Logistics is responsible for managing and maintaining the daily functioning and systemization of the pantry.

Tori Kucharski- kucharsv@email.sc.edu 

(The Face, Voice, and Customer Satisfaction Representative)

The Directors of Communications, Marketing, and Media runs and maintains all of the social media and communications for the pantry.

Director of Marketing- Averrey Jencka- ajencka@email.sc.edu 

Director of Social Media- Marvin Mitchell- mm64@email.sc.edu 

(The Organizer, Trainer, and Staffer)

The Volunteer Coordinator coordinates, trains, and supervises all pantry pals and volunteers.

McKenna Vergnolle- mckennav@email.sc.edu 

(The Sales Person, Inventory, and Distribution)

The Donations Coordinator is responsible for creating and maintaining donation partnerships, asking for donations when in-need, and coordinating pick-up and drop off of donations.

Emilie Brady- eebrady@email.sc.edu 

Lacie Wehrmann- rhodenll@mailbox.sc.edu 

 

 

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