Support the GaelPantry at SMC

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Support the GaelPantry at Saint Mary’s College—Hosted by the Mission and Ministry Center

This annual campaign ends on June 30, 2020.  Please check and see if your employer has a matching gift program, or you can always pose a challenge to others (just contact the MMC Director if you are interested:

The GaelPantry provides nutritional assistance for graduate and undergraduate students at Saint Mary's College. Open three days a week, the GaelPantry is student-run, student-led, and supervised by staff in the Mission and Ministry Center. The work of the GaelPantry aligns with the Lasallian Educational Mission as a visible example of all of the Five Lasallian Core Principles by providing nutritional assistance and educational opportunities to explore tangible examples of solidarity. The GaelPantry does not solely operate from the Mission and Ministry Center but has collaborative staff and faculty partnerships across campus and in the larger community.  We could not sustain the pantry without all of this support.

There are over 700 food pantries located on college and university campuses across the country. Food insecurity is not a unique problem to just SMC students, it is rampant across the nation and has been increasing over the past decade.  Since 2016 when the GaelPantry opened, we have served over 2,000 SMC students with over 4,000 visits—with nearly 90% of those students being “in need of support” according to their FAFSA reporting. Food demand and supply have been steadily growing at roughly 30% each semester. 

Your support will not only keep our shelves stocked with food but will further the larger impact of our pantry across campus in some of the following ways: 

  • $5 provides nutritional support for one student for a day
  • $15 provides nutritional support for one student for a week
  • $60 provides nutritional support for one student for a month
  • $150 provides nutritional support for one student for a semester

Thank you for making a difference through your generous support!  Donors like you make this resource possible at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Karin L. McClelland, SMC ‘90
Director, Mission and Ministry Center

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