Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!
Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!
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!)
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:
That’s right, FREE food! The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers) is an on-campus food pantry for students located in the Food Science Building room 2616. We are excited to share our promotional event with you. Come by The SHOP on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 1PM to 6 PM to pick up this delicious box of goodies shown above!
The SHOP also open each week Tuesday through Thursday from 3PM to 6PM. Utilizing our service is completely anonymous and available to all students. In addition to this box of snacks, we also provide non-perishable items (i.e., canned/boxed food), household items, and personal care items.
For more information about this great resource, visit:
Any further questions or comments about the organization can be directed to SHOP President, Kirsten Mancosky (email@example.com).
While canned foods are nutritious and easy to prepare, it is important to handle them safely in order to avoid food poisoning and other health concerns.
With the holidays here, it’s a great time to cook with family and try new recipes. Below you’ll find some scrumptious recipes that contain mostly non-perishable ingredients. Enjoy!
Vegetarian Chili (more…)
According to American Student Assistance in 2012, approximately 37 million students (and counting!) across the United States have outstanding student loans. Of those 37 million students, 66.5% are under the age of 40. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates that of the whopping $870 billion in total student loan debt, $580 billion comes from American students ages 40 and below.
With the cost of college attendance on the rise each year, students and their families are finding themselves in a major financial crisis due to expenses that range from student tuition to textbooks, down payments for local housing and utilities. As a result, millions of students are turning toward financial aid and loans in desperate need of help. The unfortunate reality is that many students worry about living independently because they simply can’t pay their loans off. And so the big question must be raised, is it worth falling into debt over our own education? (more…)
The SHOP is a nationally-recognized food pantry!
Want to learn a little bit more about The SHOP and why/how we got started here on campus?
Check out these informational YouTube videos with original co-presidents Hailey Boudreau & Sarah Schwanabeck!
Welcome to our new online blog!
We are Students Helping Our Peers (The SHOP), a student-run, on-campus food pantry at Iowa State University that provides all ISU students and staff with food assistance.
Please feel free to take a look around our blog, don’t be shy! (more…)
Just an FYI--If you missed our first meeting, check out the "meeting information" subtab located under "about us" for meeting minutes.
While we don't have any events or other meetings this month, feel free to sign up for a volunteer slot/s or join a SHOP committee!
Have a great rest of the week and enjoy the cooler weather :)