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Person removing food donations from car trunk

Jan 23, 2023

Packing the Pantry

The inaugural Year of Feeding the Pack challenge united the university community to collect 23,542 pounds of food in 2022 for NC State’s on-campus food pantry. 

A screenshot of the Pantry Bowl website shows NC State and UNC's final gift totals in the competition.

Dec 12, 2022

NC State Wins Pantry Bowl vs. UNC

From Nov. 20-27, NC State’s Feed the Pack Food Pantry and UNC’s Carolina Cupboard hosted the second annual Pantry Bowl. The pantries received a combined 2,235 gifts for a grand total of $148,099.93. NC State’s Feed the Pack Food Pantry received the most gifts with 1,128, compared to UNC’s 1,107. Feed the Pack will receive an additional $11,000 from Perry and Susan Safran and other generous donors for beating last year’s gift total. 

Libraries December Feed the Pack food drive infographic

Dec 5, 2022

Donate to Feed the Pack at the Libraries

⁠The Libraries’ December book display in the Hill Library Reading Commons will be focused on food insecurity, and donation bins for Feed the Pack’s most needed items will be placed by the book display shelf. 

wide angle of Feed the Pack's interior space

Nov 21, 2022

Ten Years of Feeding the Pack

Feed the Pack, NC State’s food pantry, opened its doors in Harrelson Hall in November 2012. A decade later — and more than 30,000 members of the Wolfpack served — Feed the Pack looks ahead to new opportunities in a year dedicated to education, advocacy and service. 

Keya Pothireddy does the wolfie

Nov 23, 2021

Meet Feed the Pack Outreach Coordinator Keya Pothireddy

NC State is taking part in the Pantry Bowl — a friendly giving competition with UNC-Chapel Hill to raise funds for each campus’s food pantry. Keya Pothireddy ’23, economics major and outreach coordinator for the Feed the Pack food pantry, shares why supporting Feed the Pack and the Pantry Bowl is so important. 

Wolf Plaza copper wolf statues

Nov 2, 2021

Red and White Week Student Giving Challenge

During Red and White Week, student groups across campus faced off in a friendly competition to benefit this year’s featured fund: Feed the Pack, the food pantry at NC State. The groups raised just under $24,000. 

Dean Jeff Braden and his wife, Jill, walk into NC State's Feed the Pack Pantry on June 25

Jul 12, 2021

How Do You Honor a Dean? With a CeleBraden

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences took a cue from Dean Jeff Braden in deciding how to celebrate his 13-year legacy of leadership: make it fun, and make it matter. CeleBraden activities culminated in 695 pounds of food and $3,676 in donations to support one of the outgoing dean’s priorities, NC State’s Feed the Pack Pantry. 

Food and supplies for victims of the Village Green Apartments fire loaded in the back of a vehicle.

Apr 5, 2021

NC State Helps Students Displaced by Fire

The university is working to help 77 students find housing and other resources following a fire at the Village Greens Apartments. The donor-supported Student Emergency Fund and Feed the Pack Food Pantry are the best way for faculty, staff, alumni and community residents to help those displaced by the fire and all students in need. 

Jun 2, 2020

Stepping Up to Serve

Support from the Teaching Fellows Program, U.S. Military Academy and University Scholars Program have helped prepare an extraordinary group of NC State graduates for careers in education and service at a time when their skills are needed most. 

Jayna Lennon standing in front of a Feed the Pack sign

Jun 2, 2020

Honoring the Class of 2020: Jayna Lennon

While serving on Student Government as a first-year senator, Park Scholar and Mathews Medalist Jayna Lennon saw the need for addressing food insecurity. She has served as executive director of Feed the Pack, an organization that addresses food insecurity, and as a mental health ambassador in the campus Counseling Center, challenging mental health stigmas that include those surrounding eating disorders.