Raider Red's Food Pantry
What is Raider Red's Food Pantry?
Students are more focused and successful in their classes when they are not facing hunger. Raider Red's Food Pantry is a resource on campus dedicated to help reduce hunger and food insecurity among TTU students while encouraging campus engagement and education on how to reduce food insecurity. With food insecurity having a stigma, students are often referred to the food pantry by faculty, staff members, and close friends. The food pantry is located in Doak Hall, room 117 and runs on donations from the TTU and Lubbock communities. It is sponsored by Center for Campus Life, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Graduate School. Check us out on www.foodpantry.ttu.edu
Who can use Raider Red's Food Pantry?
Raider Red's Food Pantry is available to all currently enrolled TTU students. No proof of income is necessary to visit the food pantry. Students who need food are encouraged to visit the pantry to receive non-perishable food items.
Why support Raider Red's Food Pantry?
The food pantry had a soft opening in Fall 2017 and had a grand opening in Fall 2018. The number of students visiting the food pantry has increased dramatically since the grand opening. We have seen more first time visitors in the first couple of months of the semester than we saw last year total. Food insecurity across campus is prevalent, and we want to reduce hunger among our students. Some students may be attending classes and working multiple jobs in order to pay for tuition, rent, textbooks, food, and other living expenses, such as transportation needs. Sometimes that paycheck may not be enough to cover everything, and students have to choose between paying for gas to get to campus and work or pay for groceries for the week. Poor nutrition affects studying and concentration on coursework, leading to poor academic performance. With your help, we can help more students facing similar situations.