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‘Pack the Pantry’ event to benefit Carson-Newman student food pantry

(Sept. 19, 2019) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman Student Success Center is inviting those attending the University’s Sept. 28 home football game against Virginia-Wise to help “Pack the Pantry” against food insecurity.

Donated items will benefit “The Store,” a student career closet and food pantry located on campus. The University will celebrate The Store’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting at noon Oct. 10.

“Student Success is thrilled to partner with our campus community and our athletic department to kick off our on-campus food pantry,” said Amy Humphrey, co-director of Student Success. “Many people are surprised to learn that, nationally, over 48% of college students face food insecurities, which can have a direct impact on a student’s academic performance and overall success. This service is provided to all Carson-Newman students at no cost.”

Suggested donations include: canned meats, canned ravioli, soups, peanut butter, jelly, chips, ramen noodles, canned fruits, macaroni and cheese, rice, cereal and granola bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, and individual microwaveable bowls.

Representatives from various campus organizations will collect donations at both entrances of Burke-Tarr Stadium for the 1 p.m. game. Items may also be donated throughout the week at the Student Success Center, located on the second floor of the Stephens-Burnette Memorial Library.

For more information, contact Student Success at 865.471.3567.

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has over 2,700 students. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

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