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Published on March 6, 2017, by Webmaster in SHOP Updates.

Spring Break is right around the corner, and The SHOP Food Pantry will be closed March 13 – 17, 2017! Be sure to stop by The SHOP this week to pick up a Valentine’s Care Package and stock up on food!

Students and staff can access The SHOP by picking up the key from the main office, 2312 Food Sciences Building. The main office hours are 7:30am – 4pm, but they may change over break.

 
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Published on February 13, 2017, by Webmaster in About Us.

The S.H.O.P. Food Pantry is OPEN for the spring 2017 semester!!!

All students and staff are welcome to stop by and pick-up free food. Our volunteers do not ask for any identification when you come in, and we provide bags to carry your food home.

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A look inside The Shop Food Pantry located in 2616 Food Science Building

 

 

LOCATION: Food Science Building Rm. 2616
HOURS: T, TH 3 – 6pm
W 11am – 6pm

SECOND LOCATION: ISU West Community Center 3906 Maricopa Dr. #102
(Only available for ISU West Residents)
HOURS: M- Th: 8am-9pm
F: 8am-6pm
S: noon-4pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
If you would like to volunteer with The S.H.O.P., email our volunteer coordinator, Monica Thornton, at mthorn10@iastate.edu. She would love to help you get connected in the club and send you information on volunteering in the food pantry! Check out the ‘Volunteer’ tab to learn more!

 
 
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Photo by: Iowa State Daily

                      Photo by: Unknown                        Jessica Schaumburg, president, and Abby Rubsam, volunteer, organize some donations in this  Iowa State Daily picture.

 

The SHOP was recently written about by Michaela Ramm of the Iowa State Daily.

 

The article featured quotes from various members of the executive board and went into detail about how the SHOP can help students.

 

This should hopefully help Students Helping Our Peers become known to more students on campus!

 

Make sure to check out the article over on theiowastatedaily.com to see how the SHOP is being represented on campus.

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/student_life/article_50bbf12a-ea25-11e4-8c55-1f96dce0994b.html

 
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Published on October 31, 2014, by Webmaster in SHOP Events.

Our fall 2014 Mobile SHOP event was a HUGE success!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Frederiksen Court and made our event possible :)

Fall 2014 Mobile SHOP

Photo by: ISU Student
Fall 2014 Mobile SHOP volunteers feature The SHOP’s free, fall-themed food bags offered to all ISU students at the Frederiksen Court Community Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Mobile SHOP #2

Photo by: Kirsten Mancosky
Mobile SHOP volunteers gather around the table displaying free fall-themed food bags, Halloween candy, SHOP bracelets and food ingredients provided in each bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Mobile SHOP #3

Photo by: Kirsten Mancosky
Mobile SHOP’s fall-themed food bags contained ingredients to make red or white chili, cornbread and pumpkin pie.

 

 
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Spring 2014 Mobile SHOP Volunteers

Photo by: Unknown
Spring 2014 Mobile SHOP volunteers pose for a quick photo in their new SHOP t-shirts. This fall, SHOP volunteers will be handing out free, fall-themed food bags at the Frederiksen Court Community Center. 

CHECK THIS OUT!!

Our fall 2014 Mobile SHOP was recently featured in an article written by Jasmine Schillinger, writer for the Iowa State Daily.

Mobile SHOP will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 3-6pm at the Frederiksen Court Community Center. SHOP volunteers will be handing out FREE, pre-packaged, fall-themed food bags including chili ingredients, apple cider packets as well as a side and dessert.

Interested in learning more? Check out Jasmine’s article: http://m.iowastatedaily.com/self/article_4bfa80ae-54be-11e4-a687-1b565d42ba1d.html?mode=jqm

 

 
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SHOP in 2014 STARS Annual Review

Photo by: Unknown
The SHOP was recently featured in the 2014 STARS Annual Review as one of 68 universities that received a “gold” rating for their on-campus sustainability efforts.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO OUR SHOP FOUNDERS, MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS!!!

We are so proud of everything that you do/have done to make The SHOP such wonderful organization dedicated to ensuring food security for students on the Iowa State University campus.

The SHOP was recently featured as one of only 68 U.S. institutions in the 2014 STARS Annual Review who received a “gold” rating for their campus sustainability efforts.

The Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a framework developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for colleges and universities nationwide to earn points for achieving sustainable practices. Based on point total, STARS participants are given one of the following rankings: bronze, silver, gold or platinum and are featured in their annual review. The SHOP’s rating will only be valid for three years, but the accomplishments, successes and legacy of our organization will continue to live on!

Check out The SHOP’s section here (pg. 71): http://www.aashe.org/files/documents/STARS/stars_annual_review_2014.pdf

 

 
 
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Published on May 24, 2014, by Webmaster in About Us.

Just in case you didn’t see The SHOP President’s (Kirsten Mancosky) e-mail, check this out!

Hi SHOP members!

I hope your summer has started out well! The spring semester was an incredible success, so I thought a recap was in order of the most notable accomplishments, and there are also some exciting things to look forward to for the fall. (Bear with me on the length, I apologize in advance. There’s just so much great information!)

 
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Reading food label

Photo from: TheFamilyGP.com

If you’re confused by all of the random numbers printed on canned, boxed, or packaged food items, don’t worry, you’re not alone! Here are some tips to help you decode those numbers and decide what is the best course of action to take.

 

What do the dates mean?

Since there is little federal regulation on product dating, the format may differ for each company that voluntarily chooses to include such dates. Here are a few dates in particular that you should pay attention to:

  • “Best if used by/best before”: eat the item by this date in order to ensure best flavor and quality. The food item is safe to consume a little while after peak freshness.
  • “Use by/before“: similar to the “best if used by/best before” date, this date indicates the last day the item will be at its peak quality. After this date, product quality (i.e., color, flavor) will gradually deteriorate. Since this date is similar to an expiration date, it is advised to discard the item past this printed date.
  • “Sell by”: indicates the last day the manufacturer can have the item displayed for sale. While this date is less of a concern for canned foods due to their long shelf-life, it is helpful for rotating cans and making sure that older items are eaten first.

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