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Support Year of Feeding the Pack

A sign reads, "Year of Feeding the Pack," in Caldwell Lounge

College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, staff and students will compete this month in a food drive to benefit Feed the Pack Food Pantry at NC State. The November competition is part of a larger campaign that began at the start of 2022 called Year of Feeding the Pack. As the prime mover behind the initiative, the college challenged the other units from across campus to compete.

The food drive runs through Nov. 29, and the department or unit that collects the most canned goods, non-perishable items and monetary donations will win a prize at the end of the year. Meanwhile, student organizations that donate more than 75 items will receive $100 in funding from the Humanities and Social Sciences Council. 

Here’s how you can help:

The 10-college, months-long Year of Feeding the Pack contest is a first of its kind for NC State. Each college selected a month to lead a food drive, with the college collecting the most food and monetary donations winning an end-of-the-semester prize.

So far, nine colleges have completed their Year of Feeding the Pack food drives, providing a much-needed boost to the student-led, on-campus food pantry.

The Humanities and Social Sciences food drive concludes the Year of Feeding the Pack contest. The college is no stranger to such competitions, having organized a holiday food drive, challenging other groups across campus, since 2012.

However, to meet this month’s food drive challenge and, in turn, the Year of Feeding the Pack competition, the college needs all departments and student organizations to participate. 

For more information, view the challenge flyer or reach out to Carol Ann Lewald at

This post was originally published in College of Humanities and Social Sciences.