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The Cupboard has an ongoing partnership with Dining and Summer Conferences
at UWSP as seen through their willingness
to position bins in high traffic dining areas
on campus for non-perishable food collections. DSC has recurrently used their success to assist in starting a perishable food
distribution system and providing a fridge
for The Cupboard. After working with DSC
to understand food safety, food storage,
and supply management, The Cupboard
was appropriately able to offer a wider and
more nutritious array of food for students.
DSC also collaborates with The Cupboard
by donating students' extra meal swipes and
offering them to clients of the Cupboard.
Instead of having unused meal swipes go
to waste at the end of the semester, students have the opportunity to donate meal
swipes at any DSC cash register. Clients at
The Cupboard are then able to receive a free
all you can eat meal to UWSP's dining hall on
campus with the donated meal swipe. The
Cupboard also collaborates with the dietetics department and College of Professional
Studies to promote hunger and homelessness awareness on campus. Many of the
volunteers at The Cupboard are dietetics
students looking to gain experience in their
field. Some students have even taken initiative to create The Cupboard Cookbook and
give presentations about eating healthy on
a budget to help struggling students.
The Cupboard's primary source of collecting food is from conducting food drives
throughout the school year with campus
and community partners. Numerous campus
departments and students organizations
are willing and eager to assist The Cupboard
is providing food for students because the
students needing food could be in those
organizations or departments. Many volunteers have a personal connection to The
Cupboard or an interest in giving back as
seen by quote from a previous volunteer,
"Volunteering with The Cupboard is very
convenient as it is on my campus and works
around school. Each semester my communication and leadership skills improve.
Volunteering here is a small way that I am

able to give back to the campus and the
students."
The Cupboard not only helps clients that
utilize the services, but influences those
that volunteer their time or donate their
resources.
The Cupboard collaborates with the athletics department to hold food drives at men and
women basketball games. Thrivent Financial
in Stevens Point also sponsors men's hockey
games food drives. My favorite food drive
is "Pop-CAN-and-a-Movie" because donors
receive a free bag of popcorn to an on campus
movie if they donate a non-perishable food
item to The Cupboard. This event is in partnership with Centertainment Productions
on campus. The Cupboard also collaborates
with the University Store for events such as
"Wrapping for a Cause" and "Clothing Swap."
Once a week, I am lost for words due
to large, spontaneous donations to The
Cupboard. Facility Services on campus has
collected donations and dropped them off
at The Cupboard without any preplanned
arrangement. Around Halloween, Greek
Life Fraternities and Sororities will collect
hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food
items instead of candy and donate them to
The Cupboard. Likewise, the childcare center
on campus has freely collected and donated
food, even bringing the children to help put
food on the shelves.
As an innovator, I am constantly looking
for ways to improve awareness about The
Cupboard and grow the services we provide.
As a result, new partnerships formed this
semester to inform others about the difficult reality that some students do not have
enough to eat. These partnerships include
food drives with the Alumni and Foundations
Office at a fun run, Colleges against Cancer at
Relay for Life, and with Faculty/Staff at various gatherings. My position is about more
than ensuring students have food, it is about
informing the community that there are students in need and everyone can help. The
Cupboard has collaborated with the Rotary
Club of Stevens Point for food drives as well
as educational presentations about food
insecurity on college campuses.

I believe the reason The Cupboard
receives such grand support is due to the
relatability of the situation and the desire
to give back. In college, many students face
financial struggles as they fight to pay for
tuition, food, transportation, emergencies,
and so much more. Many of the campus
partners we have are able to accurately
witness this struggle and empathize with
the students that truly are in need. In addition, the Stevens Point community at large
is generous as learned from my non-profit
communication class. Our guest speakers
vary in diverse roles from the CEO of United
Way to the Director of Development for the
College of Fine Arts and Communication.
They all have one common statement to
make about the Stevens Point community:
it is overwhelmingly generous.
To put this into perspective, The
Cupboard's Giving Tree food drive requires
participants to take an ornament with a
food item on it, return the actual food item
to the Cupboard, and enter a raffle to win a
prize. This past year, I collected $500 worth
of prizes from businesses to give to those
that donated food and entered the raffle.
This example shows the generosity of the
community, in that, they are not directly
providing food, but are providing the prize
as an incentive for others to donate food.
As a member of the Hunger and Poverty
Prevention Partnership of Portage County,
The Cupboard connects to other individuals and organizations passionate about
combating food insecurity. This has led
to two of The Cupboard's largest partnerships with local food pantries. When I
cannot replenish items from a food drive
alone, I reach out to Interfaith Food Pantry
and Operation Bootstrap for support. This
partnership allows The Cupboard to receive
almost all non-perishable and perishable
food items without a price, instead of using
The Cupboard foundations account to purchase food. These larger food pantries
receive food in bulk from places such as
Wal-Mart, Panera, and Aldi, and then provide a smaller amount to The Cupboard.
Interfaith and Operation Bootstrap not only

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of College Services - Summer 2017

Opening Remarks: Presidential Perspective
Future-proofing your organization’s leadership
Perspectives on strong campus housing partnerships from both sides of the table
Achieving institutional excellence through collaborative sustainability efforts
New partners for new ventures
Corporate Partnerships: Focus on university partnership
Partnerships and possibilities: Working together to bring a food truck to campus
What vendors wish we knew
Partnerships key to addressing food insecurity at WSU
Student Author Contest winners
Partnership at its core: Arizona State University's Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Downtown YMCA
In Closing Executive Summary
Professional Development Calendar
Advertisers Index/Advertisers.com
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Opening Remarks: Presidential Perspective
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Future-proofing your organization’s leadership
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Perspectives on strong campus housing partnerships from both sides of the table
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Achieving institutional excellence through collaborative sustainability efforts
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College Services - Summer 2017 - New partners for new ventures
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Corporate Partnerships: Focus on university partnership
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Partnerships and possibilities: Working together to bring a food truck to campus
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College Services - Summer 2017 - What vendors wish we knew
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Partnerships key to addressing food insecurity at WSU
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Student Author Contest winners
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Partnership at its core: Arizona State University's Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Downtown YMCA
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College Services - Summer 2017 - In Closing Executive Summary
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Professional Development Calendar
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