About the Rutgers–Camden Raptor Pantry
Raptors vs. Raiders Competition Details
Stop Student Hunger
Contactless Food Drive Details
When: Tuesday, November 10, from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
Where: Rutgers Business & Science Building, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Today’s college students hunger for more than just knowledge. At Rutgers University, one in three students experience food insecurity. This can mean skipping meals or eating lower quality food that doesn’t provide the nutrients they need to fuel their minds. The resulting hunger can threaten their ability to succeed. Today, you can help put a dent in student hunger by participating in the Raptors vs. Raiders Food Drive Challenge.
The university pantry with the most donors by midnight on November 17 will be awarded $1,000.
Before the pandemic changed life as we know it, the Raptor Pantry had over 300 visits in March. Though our campus pivoted to remote learning, food insecurity did not disappear. The Raptor Pantry remained open during the pandemic for any Rutgers–Camden student in need. Raptor Pantry use has increased during the fall semester and will most likely increase as the campus opens and becomes accessible to all students.
This week, 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. Join in to help stop student hunger!
Why are donations necessary?
The Raptor Pantry relies on donations to serve students who need it most throughout the year. But don’t take it from us.
“During the past three years, the food pantry has helped me in many ways. Being in school has caused me to decrease my work hours, so I am not receiving the paychecks I am used to. Access to the food pantry has made it easier for me to buy textbooks and school supplies needed for school. The food pantry also keeps toiletries in stock, which are very expensive. Thanks to the food pantry, I don’t have to worry about being hungry.” -Rutgers–Camden student.