Auburn Cares is participating in the SEC Fight, a SEC-wide competition amongst campus food pantries. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate now through Saturday, April 17, as every dollar donated is worth three points and every food item donated is worth two points.
The Campus Food Pantry provides non-perishable foods and hygiene items to any Auburn University students in need. No financial information verification is required, and students can receive up to one bag of food per week.
“The Campus Food Pantry directly benefits Auburn students, and as the Auburn Family, it is imperative that we care for one another in times of need,” Sarah Grace Walters, Auburn Cares coordinator, said. Nationally, around 30% of college students are food insecure, and the Campus Food Pantry serves over 100 students each academic year, according to Walters.
Competing schools include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee.
As of Monday, April 12, Auburn University has raised over $37,000 for the Campus Food Pantry.
For monetary donations, individuals can give via Venmo (non-tax deductible) at @AuburnFoodFight or here (tax deductible). To donate food items, visit 1115 Melton Student Center.