Help CCU to ‘Pack the Pantry’
“Pack the Pantry: Parking Amnesty Week” is a annual program at Coastal Carolina University that allows students, staff, faculty and visitors to “pay” select parking citations by contributing five non perishable food items to the CINO Pantry.
Students, faculty and staff members who receive parking citations issued from Monday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 13, will be eligible for this program with the exception of those who park:
- Reserved spaces/lots;
- Fire hydrants/fire zones; or
- Accessible parking spaces and curb cuts.
These citations must be paid in accordance with CCU’s Parking Rules and Regulations.
Pack the Pantry staff volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food items at the Coastal Theater Ticket Window in the Lib Jackson Student Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 19 through Tuesday, August 25 and again Tuesday, September 8 through Tuesday, September 15. There will be no collection on Saturday, August 22, Sunday, August 23, Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13.
After the collection period is complete, parking citations issued during the “Pack the Pantry” timeframe will no longer be eligible to be paid through this special program. Many of the nonperishable food items the CINO Pantry needs can be purchased at the Main Street P.O.D. Market in the Lib Jackson Student Union.
The CINO Pantry was created by a University 110 class in 2012 in an effort to help reduce hunger and improve nutrition on campus.
The need for the pantry was determined based on the percentage of CCU students who receive financial aid, as well as the number of juniors and seniors who live off campus and find it difficult to pay rent each month and still have enough money to buy food or a meal plan.
Food insecurity among college students is prevalent throughout the country, and the CINO Pantry was established to combat the problem and help students succeed.
The CINO Pantry is totally free and open to all students, faculty and staff. The pantry is located in Lib Jackson Student Union A-215.
The following nonperishable items are being accepted for the CINO Pantry:
- Pasta and pasta sauces
- Cereal bars
- Shelf-stable milk
- Canned meat
- Toiletry Items
- Granola and protein bars
- Microwave meals
- Canned fruit
All are encouraged to contribute to the pantry, whether or not you get a parking ticket!