HAYS, Kan. -- Throughout the year,
the Tiger Food Exchange pantry in Forsyth Library on the Fort Hays State
University campus provides food for community members in need.
"The food pantry has received
around 2,700 food items since its opening, and gave out around 75 food items
and three holiday meal packages over Thanksgiving," said Brendon
McCampbell, Hays senior and student coordinator for food and hunger
initiatives. "We accept food continually throughout the school year, and
individuals can come and take food that they need."
For the Thanksgiving packages, items
donated were "gently used" or new dishware, stuffing mixes, cans or
boxes of broth, canned pumpkin, pie crusts, spices, canned or fresh potatoes,
French fried onions, and sliced green beans.
The Food Exchange is intended
primarily for the FHSU community, but no one in need will be turned away for
Dr. Gladys Swindler, assistant
professor of informatics, and her Introduction to Computer Information Systems
class donated 2,032 food items to the pantry. This food will help individuals
and families in need in the holiday season and some of it will go into meal
The No Shave November Best Beard
competition hosted by the Interfraternity council (IFC) raised $120 for the
food pantry. Contestants filled out a registration form and paid five dollars
to qualify. Out of 24 entries, Aaron Roach, St. John senior, was selected by
members of the Panhellenic council as the winner, and he received an electric
razor donated by IFC.
The pantry is located on the first
floor of Forsyth Library and is open during library operating hours.
The Tiger Food Exchange will prepare
more holiday meal packages for winter break.
Contact McCampbell at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.