Butler Hunger Initiative

A SUSTAINABLE PERMANENT FOOD PANTRY COOPERATIVE WITH AN AWARENESS FOCUS Renata Herrmann and Ashlea Lorance

From a class to a potential roadmap
 Why we joined the class?  Expectations  Lessons learned from our course
 Hunger is not a surface issue  Ritu Sharma and Alastair Summerlee, UFWH

 Struggles
   

Not knowing where to start Location Time crunch – 12 week Spreading the word

OUR MISSION: Permanent Pantry, Awareness, and Fun!

Goals
A Campus Food Bank
 Where  When
From Initiation to Sustainability

 How
 Who staffs  Who helps  Funding

Logistics of Butler Food Pantries
 Collection Location on Every Campus
 2 or 3 high profile places (cafeteria, dorm, etc.)

 Pantry Location on Every Campus
 Library at BOE, First United Methodist in Andover, and

efforts to find a location at BOA

 Honors’ System
 PTK volunteers to hand out food at library desk

 Weekly Drop-offs
 Voluntary delivery from collections to pantry

 The pantry could later be extended for:
 hygiene products, such as soap, deodorant, etc.  educational materials, such as backpacks, notebooks, etc.

PANTRY:FULFILLING THE NEED
Inspired Cooperation
 A Permanent Donation

Sorting imperishable goods

Center at Each Butler Campus  Permanent Groceries
 Donation Drop Offs  Donation Days

 Store Sustainability

Donations

Supporting the Pantry Event #1: Enchilada Feed
Hunger Kickoff : August 2013
 HALO has generously
Black Beans and Rice are one of the most balanced food combos!

offered their support to the hunger initiative  Proven success with SGA  An enchilada feed would be an excellent time to:
 Raise money  Raise awareness

Collection Activity #2: Competitive Game Drives
ACTIVITIES and EVENTS
 Game Challenge
 November Football Drive  February Basketball Drive  Partnership with other school

School Spirit!!!!!!!!!!!

 Sales at these Drives  Awareness
 Video for dining areas
 Played one week before the game

 Posters and marketing
 Two weeks prior

Collection Activity #3
BUTLER CHOIR CHRISTMAS CAROLING An Amazing Collection Opportunity!!!

Collection Activity #4
The ‘Class Cancellation Can Challenge’!!
The Day Before Spring Break is an Option

 This would be a day highly

coordinated with the Butler faculty  Throughout a chosen day, students will bring cans and place them outside of a classroom door  If the cans stack to a certain height, evening class is canceled

MARKETING
Facebook Posters

THE LANTERN:

AN OUTLET FOR MONTHLY ACTION AWARENESS EVERY MONTH, ONE
WRITER COULD BE GIVEN THE TASK OF COLLECTING LOCAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS THAT STUDENTS COULD GET INVOLVED IN. WE CAN’T DO EVERYTHING AT BUTLER, BUT WE CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH BUTLER!

Delegating the Butler Community
Student Groups and Organizations
     

The Butler County Professional Community

HALO

Enchilada Feed

 Nutrition Department
 Enchilada Feed  Soup Feed (with Student

Sports Teams and Grizzly Growlers

   

Game Drives
Sales Christmas Can Drive Awareness Funding and Guidance Soup Feed

Butler Business Organizations Butler Choir Staff of Lantern and IT Groups SGA

Ambassadors)

 Faculty
 Class cancellation Challenge

 Local Stores
 Permanent Food Banks

 Childhood Educators
 Trick-or-Treat Collection  Educating the Community

Ambassadors

What can YOU do?
• Join the club • Donate to the pantry • Look around, see what the

issue is, you know the campus • Feel free to offer new ideas

IN CONCLUSION:
Thank you!

A Sustainable Long-Term Plan

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