The Pack Meal Share drive met the goal of adding 1500 meals to the program thanks to students with a Flex meal plan donating unused guest meals at the end of the Fall semester.
The Pack Meal Share program was developed in 2018 through collaboration between Student Government, NC State Dining, and the Student Ombuds office as a way for students to directly support their peers.
Student Government members staffed tables at various dining locations to bring attention to the drive and encourage participation.
“Part of why Student Government remains involved with the Pack Meal Share program is because it was created by and for students,” said Student Body President, McKenzy Heavlin, “It’s absolutely fantastic to see that the student body is still interested and passionate about helping their fellow students succeed during their time on campus.”
Donated dining hall meals will be distributed to students that apply for aid through Pack Essentials and can be active on their Wolfpack One cards in a matter of hours. Mike Giancola, assistant vice provost and university ombudsman, reported that the program has already allocated 375 meals to students needing meal assistance. Students who are struggling with food or housing insecurities can submit an application for Pack Essentials at https://dasa.ncsu.edu/support-and-advocacy/pack-essentials/.