Donate to the GPSC Pantry!
Established in the Fall of 2017, the GPSC Community Pantry is a student-led initiative to provide basic resources for all Graduate and Professional students at Duke University. Students can access non-perishable foods, baby and child care items, personal hygiene products, school supplies, and gently used professional clothing and household items from the Community Pantry free of charge. Our mission is to ensure that all Graduate and Professional students and their families do not struggle with food insecurity in order to allow these students to focus on their education. We also collaborate with partners across Duke and the Triangle area to raise awareness about food insecurity on college campuses.
Due to the generous contributions from our supportive community, the Community Pantry was able to provide over 500 customized grocery bags to nearly 200 students and their families and support over 400 pantry visits last year (August 2019 to March 2020). During the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 to date), the Community Pantry has been able to support approximately 450 students with temporary financial assistance by providing e-Gift cards to local grocers, and safely distribute nearly 300 grocery bag orders to students and their families via contactless pickup and delivery.
Monetary donations to the pantry will be used to purchase non-perishable food items, baby care products, personal hygiene products, and common household products (e.g., toilet paper, paper towels). As we continue our response to assist our peers during this unprecedented time, we appreciate your generous support.
If you would like to learn more information about the GPSC Community Pantry, please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you tremendously,
The Community Pantry Team