Husky Food Access Network

About HuskyFAN

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.

Pantry Eligibility

The pantry is available to anyone! No paperwork or approval is required. 

Location

The pantry is located on the ground level of the Hamar House Center for Diversity and Inclusion. (Downstairs and it's the door to the left.)

Hours

For summer 2019, the pantry is open on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

If you cannot make it during this time, email huskyfan@mtu.edu and we can set up an alternative time for you to visit.

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 huskyfan@mtu.edu.