Triton Food Pantry

$2,028
20%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
47 Donors
9
days left
Project ends on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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Triton Food Pantry

As the cost of higher education continues to rise, many UC San Diego students skip meals in order to save money, greatly impacting their health and success on campus. A survey in 2014 indicated ¼ students were skipping meals.

 

In response to this issue, the Associated Students at UC San Diego created the Triton Food Pantry in February 2015. The mission of the Triton Food Pantry is to provide a service to students in need of food, and ensure that every student has enough energy to get through the day. In 2015, we served almost 200 students per week with a variety of dry goods such as soups, pastas, and grains. Yet that's still not enough. In 2016, it was reported that 20-26% of UC San Diego undergraduate students "... skip meals or cut the size of meals because there wasn't enough money for food."

 

Today, we serve almost 600 students per week. Through more funding, we’ve been able to bring in weekly produce from an organic farm named the Garden of Eden. In addition to this, we’ve been able to select more nutritious non-perishable goods for our students. To continue combating food insecurity and malnutrition on campus, we need your help. Approximately $7,500 would cover the cost of non-perishable goods for the entire year, funding over 30,000 meals.

 

Covering the cost of non-perishable food would allow providing more nutritious options for students. We are currently looking into gluten-free/vegan options and starting our own garden this year.

 

Please support student wellness and success at UC San Diego by giving to the Triton Food Pantry. Thank you for supporting the Triton Food Pantry battle food insecurity on campus!

Levels
Choose a giving level

$5

5 for 25

$5 covers the cost of twenty five meals from the Triton Food Pantry. You will receive a “Thank You” card!

$10

10 for 50

Ten dollars funds enough dry goods to make fifty meals for UC San Diego students. You will receive a “Thank You” card!

$25

25 for 100

At this level, 100 non-perishable meals can be funded. You will receive a “Thank You” card!

$50

50 for 200

At this level, the Food Pantry is able to provide over 200 meals to students! You will receive a “Thank You” card and a Triton Food Pantry sticker!

$100

100 for 500

At this level, you're providing over 500 meals to UC San Diego students! You will receive a “Thank You” video and a Triton Food Pantry sticker!

$500

Fill the Pantry for Two Weeks

$500 covers the cost of filling the Triton Food Pantry with dry goods for two weeks. The AS President and Food Pantry team will film a personalized "Thank You" video for you!

$1,000

Fill the Pantry for a Month

At this giving level, you are providing dry goods for the Triton Food Pantry for an entire month. You will receive a Triton Food Pantry Chico Bag and “Thank You” video!