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.