Donations & Fundraising
The TTU Food Pantry has the motto "Tech Feeding Tech". Although not all of the pantry's donations come from our campus community, we do have some pretty awesome students, faculty and staff that work hard to collect donations for us each semester. Listed below are some cool ways the University Service Center gets TTU's campus involved in giving back.
Entry Fee @ Campus Events
Our clubs and organizations host many free events for the campus and community. Some of these will have a non-mandatory, but suggested, entry fee of one can food item. It is a great way to collect food throughout the semester.
Service Learning Volunteer Credit
Many students on campus have service learning requirements for classes or scholarships. Some of them choose to host food drives for the pantry. They also donate their time sorting and stocking the food they collect.
*It is up to your campus' administration to determine how to assign volunteer hours.
For two years, during the fall semester, TTU's Beta Alpha Psi has coordinated a 5k to raise awareness of hidden hunger on campus, promote a healthy lifestyle and raise funds and food for the TTU Food Pantry. Participants have the option to pay a full registration fee of $35 or a reduced fee of $30 with a donation of 2 can food items.
"The Hungry Games"
TTU's Environmental Village, New Hall North, and Service Village, New Hall South, teamed up to host "The Hungry Games". In addition to collecting food for the campus pantry, students participated in a contest to see who could correctly answer the most questions about the TTU Food Pantry and hidden hunger on college campuses.
Food Drive Competitions
In the past, TTU Villages (dorms) have participated in FRIENDLY food drive competitions. Not only does this raise food for the pantry, it also lets our students know this resource is available to them on campus. This can be done between departments across campus or classes... the possibilities are endless!
In May of 2015, TTU Facilities headed up a spring cleaning for students moving out of the dorms for summer break. Anyone who did not want to load up all their extra food could drop it off on the main quad of campus. At the end of move-out day, Facilities loaded up all the food and transferred it to the TTU Food Pantry.
"Heatin' Up the Quad"
Tech Togetherness Committee hosted the first "Heatin' Up the Quad" chili cook-off in the fall of 2014. A portion of the entry fees collected is donated to the TTU Food Pantry. Prizes are given for various competitive categories.
Holiday Food Tree
Each winter, TTU's Angelo Volpe Library staff collect food for the TTU Food Pantry.