The LeadMN Committee has formally approved Saint Paul College’s application to be designated as a Hunger-Free Campus. Saint Paul College has the following commitments in place to ensure our efforts to serve as a hunger-free campus are sustainable for all students into the foreseeable future:
- Has a food pantry and partnership with a food bank available to all students
- Provide a designated staff person on campus to educate students on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other public services aimed at reducing food insecurity
- Provide emergency funds to assist students who may be experiencing basic needs insecurity
- Has a task force dedicated to addressing food insecurity concerns
- Hosts at least one hunger awareness event each year
By meeting all of the requirements of Hunger Free campus, we have established programming and infrastructures to sustain student wellbeing and create space for their voices to be heard as part of the basic needs task force on campus. Having the Hunger Free Campus Designation shows our students we are committed to their wellbeing and success at Saint Paul College and beyond.
Becky Kaarbo, EdD, Director, Office of Student Life and Diversity
The campus food pantry is located on the lower level in Room 567 and is open for all students Monday through Friday. Hours are from 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays, 11 am to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 am to 1 pm on Fridays. Supplies include meat, eggs, frozen vegetables, produce, hygiene items, and sexual health materials.
A formal ceremony will take place soon to celebrate this essential designation.