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Monarch Pantry Open for Students

The Monarch Pantry is open for food distribution every Thursday! Any ODU student in need of food can place a food order using the link here or bit.ly/monarchpantryorder by noon on Wednesdays. Food orders will be pre-packed to maintain social distancing, and students will select their preferred pickup time between 11:00AM - 3:00PM on Thursday. 


Here's a quick FAQ. You can also direct any questions to our new email address: pantry@odu.edu

What is the Monarch Pantry?

The Monarch Pantry is a resource to meet the immediate food needs of students and provides a variety of non-perishable items and toiletries for ODU students.

How can students access the Monarch Pantry?

To maintain social distancing, students should place pantry orders using this form. Volunteers will pre-pack food for students. Students will be emailed instructions for how to pick up their bag at their selected time. 

Where is Monarch Pantry located? 

The Pantry is temporarily housed in the P.O.D. space in Dominion House. Students will be emailed instructions for where they can pick up their food orders.

Where did the food come from?

The food in Monarch Pantry has been generously donated by members of our community as well as our campus dining partner, Aramark.

Are you still taking donations?

Yes! There is a box in Panera Bread on Monarch Way that food can be dropped off in any time they are open, from 8AM - 6PM. The Monarch Pantry will continue to do drive-by donation opportunities at least once a month throughout the summer, where volunteers will take donations from your car to limit contact. Monetary donations can be directed to the Rise to the Challenge Fund.

How else are we addressing student food insecurity during this time?

We are continuing to maintain a list of local food insecurity resources available to students which can be found on the website here. The IGNITE Pantry is still open for distributions from 12pm - 5pm on Mondays. We have also partnered with Aramark to distribute some prepared meals to students in need. 

Are you taking volunteers?

Yes, we are taking a small amount of faculty/staff volunteers to help pre-pack student orders. We are limiting the number of volunteers to minimize risk and contact. Volunteer sign ups will be distributed through the SEES faculty/staff listserv. If you have an interest in volunteering over the summer, you can email pantry@odu.edu.


Posted By: Jennifer Cohen
Date: Tue Jun 02 10:46:12 EDT 2020