Did you know LSU provides a Food Pantry for all students to utilize during times of food insecurity? If a student has to miss a few shifts to study for midterms or their financial aid is running low at the end of the semester, LSU has a safety net to ensure that they are performing their best because they are not going hungry.
Because donations sustain the Food Pantry, I encourage you to participate in a protein drive in the month of October. Donations received will ensure the shelves are well stocked for the start of the school year.
Suggested donations include nut butters; frozen chicken and ground beef; canned or dry beans; and canned or packaged tuna, salmon, chicken, pork, beef, or sausage. All items must be in unopened, original packaging with nutrition labels.
Have fun and be creative in challenging your fellow staff members and other departments to bring in proteins for the pantry. In my own office, we are having a "Jeans for Beans" drive whereby we are allowed to wear jeans if we donate canned or dry beans to the pantry. We hope to have a generous donation at the end of the week! I encourage you to implement similar challenges or perks in your offices to get the most people involved and to raise the most items for the Food Pantry.
Our students need this resource, and we can't do it without you!
You may drop off donations Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in room 455 of the LSU Student Union (this floor is accessible from the elevator nearest Einstein Bagel Company on the first floor). If it is more convenient, Campus Life will arrange to pick up your donation from your office. Just give them a call at 578-5160 to request a pick-up.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
President, LSU Staff Senate