In fall 2014 the Food Insecurities Committee formed to help to combat hunger issues on Michigan Tech’s campus. The committee developed what is now known as the Husky Food Access Network (commonly referred to as HuskyFAN). We provide multiple resources for our campus community.
In spring 2018, 1300 students responded to a survey about food insecurities on campus.
- 29 percent of students surveyed worried that they would run out of food before they received money to buy more.
- 26 percent of students surveyed cut the size of meals or skipped meals because they did not have enough money for food.
- 11 percent lost weight because they didn't have enough money for food.
See the full results of our spring 2018 campus survey.
The pantry is available to anyone! No paperwork or approval is required.
We are located in Fisher Hall 135 (in the space formerly known as the Aftermath Cafe).
The Husky Food Pantry will not be open for regular business during this time. Individuals in need of food are encouraged to pick up Emergency Meal Packs from Public Safety and Police Services. If you have specific questions or needs please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to accommodate and serve you.
What is available at the pantry
The pantry carries a variety of non-perishable items. This could include: canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, grains and starches, cereal, peanut butter and some canned protein (such as tuna or chicken). The pantry also carries some easy to make, one dish meals such as soup and mac and cheese as well as snack foods to grab and go. You can also pick up cleaning supplies or personal care items in the pantry.
What you can expect
We do our best to make your visit confidential. When you arrive at the pantry, you will be greeted by a volunteer. They will ask you to swipe your Michigan Tech ID. We won’t collect any data that ties your name or M number to your visit. We are collecting demographic information (age/gender/class standing) and time of use which we use to help us better serve the community. You can then select food and supplies to take home. We have bags available if needed. The food you take is weighed before you leave (again, we do this for the purpose of collecting data). If you have questions about the process, please email us at email@example.com.