WSU Tri-Cities partners with Second Harvest to expand its student food pantry, the Cougar Cupboard.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 4,000 pounds of certified-organic student-grown produce from Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm has been provided to 13 food pantries in Whitman County this year to feed hundreds of families in need.
By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension
The desire to eat healthy and help local food banks has prompted many neighborhoods to start community gardens. But some struggle to attract volunteers and keep going. A director of a successful garden will speak about the project 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications
PULLMAN, Wash. – Bright yellow walls and a cartoon painting of Shrek are all that remain of the old Pullman Video Quest. Instead of movie rentals, the former store shelves are lined with canned vegetables and boxed dinners. Off to the side, a 20-foot table sags under the weight of Thanksgiving fare recently donated by WSU student groups.
PULLMAN – WSU Facility Operations held a food drive to benefit the Pullman Food Bank. To encourage donations, FacOps turned the food drive into a contest among each of their units. Employees from each unit could donate food and the unit that donated the most pounds of food per person would have a pizza party on Jan. 19, hosted by all the losing unit managers and directors.The FacOps storeroom crew brought in a the most food, an averaged amount of 673.5 pounds. A total of 2,579.5 pounds in food were collected and donated to the Food Bank. This year’s total surpassed previous years by 2000 … » More …