After learning that many new students were going hungry on a regular basis as they struggled to make ends meet, members of the Nursing Student Organization worked for more than a year to establish a food pantry which today serves hundreds of students. Food insecurity is a problem even for students who are employed, participate in a campus meal plan, or seek other financial or material help. Students who struggle to eat, also struggle to focus, compete academically, and to graduate. The doors of the Helping Our Peers Excel (HOPE) Food Pantry first opened for students in fall 2016 at the Bethlehem Campus. NCC Monroe Food Pantry is now open for students at Monroe Campus.
Staffed by volunteers, the pantry provides non-perishable food items supplied by Second Harvest Food Bank and gathered through college food drives. Today, HOPE continues to help college students on their path to success!
Students fed and counting
*No one is turned away with HOPE, but you must have a valid student ID.
Fall 2018 Dates
Bethlehem H.O.P.E. Pantry
September 5, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
September 19, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
October 10, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
October 24, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
November 7, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
December 5, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
NCC Monroe Food Pantry
September 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 17, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location of Monroe Campus Pantry is in the downstairs of Kapp Hall Room 10.
Volunteer At H.O.P.E.
We could always use your help! Follow the link below and fill out the online form to schedule your volunteering session. Morgan Gierlich, Student Pantry Coordinator will reach out to you with details to follow once she receives your submission.Sign Up to Volunteer
What's in the Pantry? What Does H.O.P.E. Need?
The Food Pantry includes non-perishables, some frozen foods and limited toiletries. Because we often do not have enough, patrons are encouraged to bring their own bag (re-usable is best for future visits). H.O.P.E. accepts any non-perishables, especially dry goods, and the pantry always welcomes gift cards to local grocery stores or pharmacies because when stocks get low, we can purchase what students need or give directly to the student for their needs.
Please bring donations to Penn Hall, Room 113, and drop off in the blue grocery cart outside of the Nursing Lab at Bethlehem Campus. Donations can be left in the grocery cart or bins in Kapp Hall at Monroe Campus.
1. Provide a sustainable student run Food Pantry at NCC
2. Have a positive impact on overall program completion rates
3. Provide short-term assistance to encourage and foster long-term independence through education
Morgan Gierlich - Student Pantry Coordinator
Dawn Schulze -- Assistant Student Coordinator
Mary Vogl, BSN, RN -- NSO & Pantry Staff Advisor
E: email@example.com | P: 610.861.5436
Andrea Corrado, MSN, RN - NSO & Pantry Faculty Advisor
E: firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 610.332-6574