“Food insecurity” has become a troubling trend across college campuses nationwide. Defined as a lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food, food insecurity is an added stressor for college students and can negatively impact their academic success.
Studies report that 56 percent of all first-generation college students are food insecure and approximately 53 percent of food insecure students reported missing a class and 25 percent reported dropping a class (College and University Food Bank Alliance, 2016).
Supporting and encouraging our peers is an integral part of what makes Keystone special.
To help address the food insecurity problem at Keystone College, Health Services opened the Giants’ Food Pantry, an on-campus food pantry.
Donations of non-perishable food items may be dropped off Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Health Services, located in Tewksbury Hall.
Giants’ Food Pantry Hours
Located in Health Services on the first floor of Tewksbury Hall, the Giants’ Pantry is open to all Keystone students who present an active KeyKard.
Summer Hours 2018
Please call Health Services at 570-945-8255 to make arrangements to use the pantry during the summer.
In the event the campus closes on a routine Pantry day, the Giants’ Pantry will be closed. However, it will re-open on the next business day to accommodate our students.
Sponsor or host a food collection or donation event.
Contact Health Services at 570-945-8255 or via email at email@example.com to sponsor or host a food collection/donation event.