Our Mission

The mission of the Feed the Pack Food Pantry at NC State is to help meet the food needs of all members of the NC State community with dignity and respect.

How Feed the Pack Began

After recognizing the significant amount of food insecurity experienced at NC State, students, faculty, and staff from across the university formed a steering committee in 2012, united in the mission to provide aid to the community members in need. With the collective goal of providing vital basic needs resources to members of the Wolfpack community, the original team worked to research other college food pantries in the area and determine the feasibility of opening one at NC State. After realizing the great need for a pantry on campus, the steering committee worked on gathering donations and developing a Student Leadership Team that would run the pantry’s operations while the steering committee stepped into their new roles on the original Advisory Board. The first space in 379 Harrelson Hall was donated by NC State Facilities, and the initial funding for the shelving came from Rodgers Construction–the company that built Talley Student Union.

Feed the Pack began expanding rapidly and quickly outgrew the original space, a small classroom in Harrelson Hall. In 2015, Feed the Pack had a brief seven month stay in 127 Carmichael Gymnasium before moving to another temporary location that December in 1333 Broughton Hall. In August of 2018, Feed the Pack move to the Quad Commons, a location that was previously a C-Store. In 2023, Feed the Pack relocated to the Pack Essentials Hub at North Hall, where it stands today. Despite the numerous location changes, one thing has remained the same: the original mission to help members of the NC State Community.

Feed the Pack first opened its doors to students, faculty, and staff in November 2012. Since that time, it has served nearly 50,000 visits to the pantry and given out over 650,000 pounds of food. Countless student organizations, individuals, departments, offices, and community partners have helped Feed the Pack reach its goals over the past eleven years. As Feed the Pack continues to stand strong today, the pantry hopes to continue serving the community by distributing its resources to the people who need them most.