Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20-21 a GPS Capstone Class will host a food drive for the Campus Cupboard. It runs both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food can be dropped off in the University Union near the UW Credit Union. Please pull up in Circle Drive if preferred.
In a memorable to our four-campus community, Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs Corey King asked that we join with others across the world, in recognition of World Food Day, Friday, Oct. 16.
“This Friday, October 16, in recognition of World Food Day, let’s fill the shelves of our food pantries on our four campuses! Below you will find a list of needed items and times and locations for contactless drop-offs. We know many team members are working remotely so we’re offering these times so you can conveniently participate in the World Food Day event,” King said.
Items in high demand include: breakfast bars, peanut butter, jam/jelly, muffin mixes, hot and cold cereal, grits, canned fruits and vegetables, applesauce, soups and stews, baked beans, bagged whole rice, canned pasta sauce, pasta noodles (including gluten free), condiments (including soy sauce and hot sauce), hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, tea oil, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, Band-Aids with a variety of prints and colors, sanitary products, razors, canned powder scrubs, liquid cleaners and liquid dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, and dryer sheets. Vegetarian and sugar fee items are also greatly appreciated!
Contactless Drop-Off Points (look for the collection boxes):
- Green Bay Campus – Campus Cupboard – Inside the glass doors at the entry to the University Union from the circle drive with the painted Phoenix from Noon – 2 p.m.
- Manitowoc Campus – The Marketplace – 10 a.m. to Noon inside the Founder’s Hall Entrance, look for the collection bin
- Marinette Campus – The Closet – Front desk in the main building from 10 a.m. to Noon;
- Sheboygan Campus – The Food Pantry – Side door next to the TV Station or drop off at the main entrance of the Student
Services Office between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A message from Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Gail Sims-Aubert regarding the cancellation of the ‘Feed the Phoenix’ drive in favor of immediate help to students:
“The events of this week have provided us all with many stressors and additional work. I recognize that it’s been a heavy load for all, but want to ask you for one more favor. Though our students will not be meeting in person for their courses, many of them will continue to access resources on all four campuses. Amongst this group, there is great need for food and basic personal items (laundry detergent, soap, etc.). Most often these students turn to our campuses’ cupboards and pantries to supplement what they can afford to supply for themselves. As you can imagine, this resource has been greatly depleted in recent days. Current cupboard hours:
Green Bay Campus, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M-F)
Manitowoc Campus, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M-F)
Marinette Campus, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Sheboygan Student Services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
If you were planning to contribute to your campus cupboard or local pantry during the Feed the Phoenix drive, please consider giving now and taking your donation directly to the Campus Cupboard (Rose Hall #140). We have decided to suspend the drive in favor of this urgent request. For those of you who may be collecting items in your respective offices/departments, please take what you’ve collected thus far to the cupboards in lieu of waiting until the end date of the promotion. I believe that we can all agree that the provision of essentials to those in need is more important than being awarded the traveling trophy.
Again, thank you for all you’re currently doing and for taking the time to consider a quick donation to what is such a wonderful resource on our four campuses. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or concerns.”
It’s time to stock the shelves once again. All four campuses have need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining in this semester’s challenge, “Feed the Phoenix.” Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2019. Watch this space and messages from campus leaders regarding donation bins. Donations will be weighed and a winner declared for the coveted traveling trophy (won by the Cofrin Library 7th and 8th floor team last semester). The Fall 2019 Campus Cupboard Challenge collected nearly 2,000 non-perishable food and personal care items. Can we reach 2,500 in Spring 2020? The Marketplace on the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus has already collected 88.75 pounds of donations at the end of February! Way to set the bar! Think you can beat them? Keep donating!
It’s time to stock the shelves again! All four University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campuses have a need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining this semester’s challenge. Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2020. Donations will be weighed and a winning campus will be declared for the traveling trophy. Watch your email for details.
It’s time to stock the shelves once again. All four campuses have need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining in this semester’s challenge, “Feed the Phoenix.” Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2019. Watch this space and messages from campus leaders regarding donation bins. Donations will be weighed and a winner declared for the coveted traveling trophy (won by the Cofrin Library 7th and 8th floor team last semester). The Fall 2019 Campus Cupboard Challenge collected nearly 2,000 non-perishable food and personal care items. Can we reach 2,500 in Spring 2020?
Priority items needed include:
- Peanut Butter
- Jam /Jelly
- Cold/Hot Cereal
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Mac & Cheese
- Ramen Noodles
- Tooth Paste
- Bar Soap
- Cleaning Supplies
- Laundry Products
As you shop for your Thanksgiving meals, would you please donate a few items to the Campus Cupboard? There are many members of the campus community in need of staples and healthy food options. See more.
The UW-Green Bay Campus Cupboard and first-year student Jacob Kulis were featured in a story about the needs of college students and the growing food insecurity they may be facing. More via Stock the shelves: Living on Ramen is a common joke about college life, but many students face choices about books, rent or food | Appleton Post Crescent.
The fall 2019 Campus Cupboard Challenge winner is the seventh and eighth floor offices of the Provost, The Chancellor, University Marketing and Communication, Advancement, Business and Finance and Human Resources! They will display the traveling trophy prize until the next challenge in spring 2020.
The Campus Cupboard wishes to extend a huge thank you to all those involved. Nearly 2,000 non-perishable food and personal care items were jointly collected; the seventh and eighth floor offices collected 357 items.
The 2019 Green Bay Campus Cupboard Challenge, “A Chest of Treasures,” is currently underway. Participants are broken into teams based on their departments. The winning team will get to display the trophy until next year, as well as earn the right to host the next challenge. Non-perishable food items, personal care products and other beneficial items for students will be collected during the challenge. This flyer lists specific items the cupboard is in need of. Donation bins can be found all throughout campus. The challenge goes through Oct. 4, 2019. Questions or concerns can be directed to Teri Ternes at email@example.com.