Stop Student Hunger in Camden



This Month, Join in and Stop Student Hunger

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Rutgers food pantries. While #GivingTuesday is over, you can support students year round at our website: support.rutgers.edu . Thank you for your helping to fill a plate and feed a mind.

Nearly half of all college student students worry about how they will afford their next meal. Food insecurity, or unreliable access to nutritious meals, is a growing problem on college campuses, especially as students and their families recover from the effects of the pandemic. At Rutgers University–Camden students can turn to the Raptor Pantry for support. This month, we’re turning to you.

You can help put a dent in student hunger by joining in this month. Support Rutgers–Camden in a friendly faceoff with Rutgers–Newark in the Raptors vs. Raiders Food Drive Challenge. Your support of the Raptor Pantry from November 16 to November 30, will help Rutgers–Camden take home the win!

And don’t forget to show your support for the Raptor Pantry by making a gift on the final day of the competition, Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving on November 30!

Want to help students at additional locations? Return to the Giving Tuesday Main Page.

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Giving Tuesday - A Global Movement

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

At Rutgers–Camden, you can fill a plate and feed a mind for Giving Tuesday in support of the Raptor Pantry!

Student Hunger in the US

Studies indicate that students across a broad spectrum of higher education institutions worry about finding their next meal, and the pandemic has only worsened the problem of food insecurity. In 2019, before the pandemic began, the Raptor Pantry gave out more than 35,000 pounds of food, totaling more than 42,000 individual meals for students in need of a helping hand. And on average, the pantry had more than 150 students visits per week. As the fall semester and return to campus get into the swing of things, the Raptor Pantry is seeing an increase in visits.

Hunger can threaten the ability for students to succeed. Throughout the month, your support can make a difference in the lives of students facing food insecurity at Rutgers–Camden. Your gifts will support the Raptor Pantry, the on-campus food pantry, which provides access to groceries and toiletries for students in need of a helping hand.

About the Raptor Pantry & Raptors vs. Raiders Food Drive Challenge

The Raptor Pantry is an on-campus food pantry available to food insecure students at Rutgers–Camden. National surveys find that, on average, nearly half of all college students experience food insecurity, meaning that students do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food to maintain good health. The Raptor Pantry provides weekly groceries, toiletries, and access to support services for students.

This month, the alumni engagement offices at Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark invite you to participate in a friendly competition to see which location can garner the most support! Take part in the Raptors vs. Raiders Food Drive Challenge from November 16–30 and join in on the final day for Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving.