Amplify Your Impact on Giving Tuesday

By Kyle Hornyak, November 17, 2022

Gifts will support Prunty’s Pantry, IC’s on-campus food pantry.

Giving Tuesday is an annual day of giving during which millions of individuals around the globe give back on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year’s initiative will take place November 29, 2022, and Ithaca College is focusing Giving Tuesday efforts on raising funds for Prunty’s Pantry, the college’s on-campus food pantry that is available to all community members.  

Across the country, 1 in 5 students regularly skip meals, having to prioritize other costs associated with college. And studies show that 32% of students claim that hunger has an impact on their education. 

Prunty’s Pantry serves the IC community by providing grocery items, personal care products, some fresh produce, and more to address food insecurity among IC students, faculty, and staff. The pantry has provided more than 96,000 pounds of food and helped to feed more than 8,600 individuals across the IC community since its launch in February of 2019.  

On Giving Tuesday, we are rallying support from students, faculty, alumni, families, and staff to help enhance this crucial resource by making a gift and demonstrating our collective impact. Your gift to the IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity will empower the pantry to provide increased supplies of grocery items and acquire improved storage options to reduce food waste and spoilage.  

Make a Donation

By making a gift to the IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity on Giving Tuesday, you help to ensure our community has access to all that they need to maximize their potential.  

To learn more, email annualfund@ithaca.edu

“Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to show the world what our community already knows: that IC Bombers never fail to step up for one another,” shares Brian Kluger ’14, senior associate director of engagement. “We’re committed to fostering an environment where all students can thrive, and an extension of this is addressing concerns beyond traditionally academic and professional ones — concerns that include food insecurity.” 

Food Pantry Testimonials

Here are just a few testimonials from IC students about how the pantry has impacted their experience at IC:   

“Having access to a meal or ingredients to create a meal means not stressing over what to eat while dealing with different stressors that come from being a student. The food pantry allows me to concentrate on my studies and not a growling stomach.”

“Thank you so much for the relief you bring me and others. Unless I am on my last penny during the month, sending me money from home is not easy and not always possible. I was telling my mom I was fed even though I was living on just one meal a day. Then I heard about the food pantry. YAY! Thanks for giving me my health and the relief that I needn't go hungry!” 

“The food pantry is wonderful. I'm a first-generation student and have skipped meals and survived on oatmeal packets for too long. Now I don’t worry about where my next meal is coming from. I always have healthy snacks like nuts and fruit. Thank you so much to the food pantry!” 

“The food pantry helps me get adequate meals throughout the month. Being a student-athlete, I don't have much time to work to obtain money to buy food. Also, this means I don't get much time to cook meals every day. The food pantry offers an abundance of quick options that help me get good nutrition throughout the month. Eggs are my favorite that the pantry supplies!”