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Pantry manager Abby Fife (left) and kitchen manager Lila Ferry (right).

Flashes Fighting Hunger works to feed Kent community

Chloe Harich, Reporter October 5, 2023

Flashes Fighting Hunger is a volunteer organization run by students to promote food security.  The organization started in 2011 when students started making hot meals to give out to organizations....

How changes to SNAP benefits impact the Kent community

April 25, 2023

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have decreased to pre-pandemic levels in March, and Portage County residents are starting to see the effects. For years, many Ohioans have been...

Local food pantries brace for increased demand as SNAP benefits come to an end

Alton Northup, Reporter March 12, 2023

Local food pantries may soon see a surge in demand for their services after pandemic-era SNAP benefits come to an end. A temporary boost to SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, was put in place...

Torrie Sweeney and Alysha Allen volunteer at Campus Kitchen on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Campus Kitchen provides thousands of pounds of food through food pantries despite decrease in volunteers

Anthony Elder Reporter February 12, 2021

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University, often referred to as CKKSU, provides thousands of pounds of food to individuals in the Kent community. Students, faculty and community members are able to sign...

The Beall Hall food pantry distributes goods donated by Trader Joe’s including eggs, bread, meats and other perishable goods.

Women’s Center and Campus Kitchen join to distribute groceries to counter food insecurity

Holly Liptak Reporter May 1, 2020

Now that in-person classes have been cancelled, Beall Hall is not housing students, but instead approximately 1,000 pounds of donated food for those struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus...

Food drive helps students over the holidays

Through a collaborative effort from the seven members of Kent State Stark’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG), donation boxes were placed across campus in support of the annual holiday food drive.The...

Statistics from the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

Flash’s Food Pantry gives back to the Stark community

Brynn Pennell March 8, 2018

Cereal, peanut butter, pasta, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and baby diapers.These are some of the many items Flash’s Food Pantry at Kent State Stark are in need of to give a helping hand to people going...

Cassie Pegg-Kirby, assistant director of the Women’s Center, shows off the food pantry at the Women’s Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Women’s Center to move into Williamson House

Austin Farber May 4, 2016

The food pantry at the Kent State Women’s Center hopes to increase its impact by moving from the Carriage House into the Williamson House this summer.With a new, larger space available, the pantry hopes...

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