BC3's Pioneer Pantry addresses food insecurity.
Food insecurity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is having reduced quality, variety or desirability of diet. According to a recent survey, roughly 40% of BC3 students struggle with food insecurity.
How to Utilize the Pantry
BC3 Students from Butler County, who meet the guidelines established by the PA Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, can be eligible to receive food distributed by the Alliance for Nonprofit Resources from the Pioneer Pantry, located in the Arts & Humanities, Room 100 on the scheduled distribution dates below.
Separately, food collected through drives, drop boxes or purchased with financial gifts is available to all BC3 students, faculty or staff, regardless of income or county of residence, during the scheduled Pioneer Pantry distributions, or anytime at the Grab & Go Food Station, Student Success Center - KEYS Office, 1st Floor.
Qualifying individuals and families from Butler County in the BC3 Community are eligible to receive food on a monthly basis. First, please fill out the Registration Form.If you qualify, you will also need to fill out the Declaration of Need Form. Please return to Karen Jack firstname.lastname@example.org the Pioneer Pantry or in the KEYS Office - Student Success Center.
Pioneer Pantry - Spring 2020 Distribution Dates:
The Pioneer Pantry, located in Arts & Humanities, Room 100, is open to registered shoppers on the following days from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm:
- Thursday, January 16th
- Friday, January 17th
- Thursday, January 23rd
- Friday, January 24th
- Thursday, February 6th
- Friday, February 7th
- Thursday, February 20th
- Friday, February 21st
- Thursday, March 12th
- Friday, March 13th
- Thursday, March 19th
- Friday, March 20th
- Thursday, April 9th
- Thursday, April 23rd
- Friday, April 24th
- Thursday, May 7th
- Friday, May 8th
Ways You Can Help
The Pioneer Pantry gladly accepts donations to keep the pantry stocked with a healthy variety of food for our shoppers. We’re currently accepting ALL TYPES of non-perishable, non-expired food to stock the pantry.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Administration Building - Hallway outside of the Copier Room
- Arts and Hospitality building - Room 103
- Business and Health Building - Business Learning Center, Room 120
- Business and Health Building - Nursing Faculty Area, Room 120
- Heaton Family Learning Commons - Second Floor
- Humanities and Education building - Workroom
- Science and Technology building - Karen Fair’s office
- Student Success Center - KEYS Office, 1st Floor
Can't make it to one of our locations? Contact us to coordinate the drop-off for your donation.
Volunteer support is critical to our mission to combat food insecurity. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact us at email@example.com.