May 6, 2015
Short Title: Feed the Pack Pantry
Resolution Sponsors: Executive Committee, Robert Davis Chair
Signatories: Robert Davis, Chair of the Staff Senate
Referred to: Staff Senate Executive Committee from a presentation from the Feed the Pack Food Pantry
Version: 2 nd Version
First Reading: May 6, 2015
WHEREAS, Feed the Pack is a community based initiative sustained by the NC State community to combat food insecurity experienced by members of the Wolfpack family which includes staff, students, faculty and their families. And,
WHEREAS, since its inception in the fall of 2012, the pantry has served over 1200 visits and the number of visitors is increasing. The goal of Feed the Pack is to ensure that no member of the Wolfpack community lacks access to nutritional support on campus. And,
WHEREAS, the current pantry resides in Harrelson Hall. And its lease will end in the spring of 2015 requiring a relocation of the food bank. Currently the only options available are temporary. This will require another relocation in a few years. If Feed the Pack were unable to find a suitable permanent space, staff, students, faculty and their families could go without sufficient food resources. And,
WHEREAS, Feed the Pack is necessary and important for the growth and success of the NC State community as a whole. And, WHEREAS, Feed the Pack needs a viable space that can be reasonably located and easily accessed by its users. And,
WHEREAS, the food pantry needs a space when visitors can be safe, anonymous and easily get assistance to sustain themselves or their families.
WHEREAS, The Feed the Pack food pantry needs enough space to allow sufficient and proper storage of all the donated food. It should be large enough to cover an expansion of inventory during peak times of year or through the natural growth of the pantry. And,
WHEREAS, Feed the Pack needs to be recognized and supported by the NC State administration, Faculty, staff and students to allow for expansion and growth of this program. And,
WHEREAS, Feed the Pack can be a valuable tool which strengthens the image of NC State University. And,
WHEREAS, Feed the Pack food pantry will always support the Wolfpack family when they need it the most.
RESOLVED, Let us now and here highly resolve that the North Carolina State University Staff Senate urges the NC State administration to recognize the Feed the Pack program as a valuable resource for NC State University. And,
RESOLVED, urges the NC State administration to support the Feed the Pack program by providing a suitable permanent space where Feed the Pack can grow and expand as needed in the future.