ELCA World Hunger Grant Update
Great news! The time has been extended. We now have until Sunday June 26th at 10pm to raise even more. We have raised almost $600 so far. Please help us reach our goal. The Bulldog Pantry is honored to be awarded a matching grant from ELCA World Hunger. We hope to raise $1,000. Here is the link to donate and help us reach our goal. http://support.elca.org/goto/buldogpantry
ELCA World Hunger Matching Grant
The Bulldog Pantry is honored to be awarded a matching grant from ELCA World Hunger. We only have from Friday June 3rd – Sunday June 19th to raise as much as we can through our fundraising site. We hope to raise $1,000. Here is the link to donate and help us reach our goal. http://support.elca.org/goto/buldogpantry
Our summer schedule is here. The Bulldog Pantry will be open one Saturday a month from 9am – 10:30am. Please see the schedule below for the dates. This schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be posted on our social media pages.
2021 Year End Report Highlights
On Saturday March 5th from 9am – 11am the Bulldog Pantry will be holding a Neighborhood Market distribution. This distribution will be mostly fresh food. Please bring a cart or wagon if you have one. You will need it to carry all of your food. This is a walk through pantry please wear your mask and we will be using social distancing.
Give Back Bags
Help the Bulldog Pantry provide food to those in need in our community while getting your groceries. The Bulldog Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each reusable Give Back Bag purchased at the Save Mart at 4041 E. Ashlan and at 5750 N. First from February 15th through March 31st. Each bag costs $2.99 to purchase. Can we raise enough to pay for a distribution? Maybe more? Let us give it a try!
Our spring schedule is here. We will be open twice a month on Saturday mornings from 9am – 10:30am as posted on the schedule. For updates please check our social media pages.
On Saturday December 4th from 9am – 11am the Bulldog Pantry will be holding a Neighborhood Market distribution. This distribution will be mostly fresh food. Please bring a cart or wagon if you have one. You will need it to carry all of your food. This is a walk through pantry please wear your mask and we will be using social distancing.
Toys For Tots Sign Ups
It is Toys for Tots season once again. We are accepting registrations at our up coming food distributions. Sign ups are for children ages 0 – 12 years. The adult responsable for the children is the one who need s to sign up. To do that they need to show us some form of identification. That same identification will be needed to pick up the toys. We also will need a working phone number or email address to contact you when the toys arrive. Sign ups will be taken on Saturday October 30th, November 6th & November 13th.
Food Drives in October
Actagro located in Kerman will be collecting non-perishable food items from the 4th – 15th. Our drive through food drop off event will be on October 16th from 9am – noon at 5685 N. Cedar. The Retired Employees of Fresno County will be collecting food items for the Bulldog Pantry at their October lunchen on the 28th.
Mid Year Report
Crumbl Cookies in Fresno has teamed up with the Bulldog Pantry. They are donating their leftover cookies three days a week to us. Such a yummy treat! Look for cookies to be popping up at our up coming distributions.
Local Food Drive
– May 2021
Ernest Packing Solutions held a food drive for us durring the month of May. We are thankful for all of the non-perishable food items that they collected and delivered to us. The items will help us to continue to feed our neighbors in need.
Update on Food Boxes
The food boxes we have been getting from Daylight Foods will continue through May 29th. These boxes will still contain fresh produce, dairy and mat products. The USDA Framers To Families program that funds the boxes will end at the end of May. The Bulldog Pantry is happy to be able to share these boxes with so many who are in need.
Food Boxes Continue
Daylight Foods will be continuing to provide food boxes that contain fresh produce, dairy & meat products. These boxes will be available through March 27th.
On Saturday March 6th from 9am – 11am the Bulldog Pantry will be holding a Neighborhood Market distribution. This distribution will be mostly fresh food. Please bring a cart or wagon if you have one. You will need it to carry all of your food. This is a walk through pantry please wear your mask and using social distancing.
Food Boxes Provided By Daylight Food
– January 2021
Thanks to the people at Daylight Foods, the Bulldog Pantry will again be able to hand out food boxes. These boxes will contain fresh produce, meat and dairy products. We will have a limited amount of boxes to hand out each Saturday through February 20th starting at 9am.
Many local businesses have donated food and supplies to the Bulldog Pantry in the last month. Fruit Filling Inc. , Summit Surgical, Actagro, Sun-Maid Growers of California, Schnitzer Steel Industries, California Dairies Inc., Copper Beech, Allied Universal, the Church of Jesus Christ of Later- Day Saints and Save Mart Supermarkets.
On Saturday December 5th from 9am – 11am the Bulldog Pantry will be holding a Neighborhood Market distribution. This distribution will be mostly fresh food. Please bring a cart or wagon if you have one. You will need it to carry all of your food.
USDA Farmers To Families Boxes Continue
Thanks to Sunrise Produce we are able to continue to hand out thee boxes through December 12th. The boxes contain produce, meat and dairy products.
Food Boxes From Daylight Food
Daylight Foods is providing the Bulldog Pantry with boxes of food through October. These prepackaged boxes contain a mix of produce, meat and dairy products.
A New Student Coordinator
– September 2020
We are pleased to announce that Freddy has joined us at the pantry. He joins Heidy and Hermelinda as Student Coordinators this year.
Food Boxes From Ag Link Food Hub
Ag Link Food Hub is providing boxes of food to the Bulldog Pantry to distribute to the community. The boxes are full of all kind of fresh fruits and vegetables. Precooked meat is included in some of the boxes as well.
These boxes will be available on several dates throughout the summer. Check our Facebook page for exact dates.
Way To Go Viking Elementary School!
This is just some of the food that the students and staff at Viking Elementary school collected for the Bulldog Pantry last week.
Hungry For A Buck
The Bulldog Pantry has joined forces with Fresno State Rodeo for the evening of March 7th. Watch the championship round for free at the Clovis rodeo grounds by just bringing five cans of food. The event starts at 5pm.
A New Student Coordinator
We are happy to introduce our new Student Coordinator, Eric. We are so glad that he has joined us at the pantry.
A Fun Night
The Fresno Swing Dancers are donating the profits from their dance on November 26th to the pantry. Dance lessons will be provided. For more information click here.
Other opportunities to give
-November & December 2019
There are three different food donation drives to benefit the Bulldog Pantry going on now. Fleet Feet Fresno is collecting food from now until Dec. 5th. Bullett Performance Training in old town Clovis is also collecting food. Plus the students and teachers at Patino High School in Fresno are collecting food from Nov. 13th until Dec. 11th.
A Great Opportunity
For the moth of October Two Monkeys Crossfit is partnering with the Bulldog Pantry. This month they will wave the drop in fee if you bring in food to donate to the pantry.
This is a wonderful way to get to try out a new gym work out while supporting the Bulldog Pantry at the same time.
A Huge Donation
The Bulldog Pantry wants to say thank you to Ed & Ann Brewer for donating their large freezer to us. Having this freezer will give us more space to store a larger variety of foods. We really appreciate their generosity.
Something New at Our Distributions
Look for something new at each distribution this fall. We will have a nutrition table each time. These three volunteers will be offering ideas to make healthier food choices. We are glad that they will be sharing their knowledge of nutrition with all of those who visit the pantry.
– August 2019
We pleased to have two hard working Student Coordinators at the pantry this year. Heidy, is a familiar face, as this is her third year with the Bulldog Pantry. Working with Heidy is Jacky who is new to the pantry this year.
New Partnership with Promesa Behavioral Health
– August 2019
The Bulldog Pantry has recently been able to partner with Promesa Behavioral Health. After sending some volunteers to help with our distribution in August they has committed to sending a few volunteers to each of our remaining distributions this fall. They have also already been collecting donations of food and other household items for the pantry.
We are very thankful for this new partnership and we are excited to see it continue in the future.
EOP’s Summer Bridge Does it Again!
The Bulldog Pantry would like to give a big thank you to the Summer Bridge class of 2009 for their donation of over 8,000 food items! Each of the 5 academies came together to collect donations of food and cash to purchase food for the families at the Bulldog Pantry. Last year’s class collected just over 3,600 items after a goal of only 1,000. This year’s class went way above and beyond and set a new record.
We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and dedication! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Division of Student Affairs
volunteers during spring break
The Division of Student Affairs staff at Fresno State volunteered their time at the Bulldog Pantry during the week of Spring Break giving student a week off. They started the week with a division wide food drive bringing in over 400 items of food. A group of staff members packed bags Friday afternoon, and others distributed groceries to over 115 families that Saturday. The volunteer activities were a part put together by the Professional Development Committee for the division.
Bulldog Pantry Open House is a success…
The Bulldog Pantry Open House on Saturday, January 31 was a success. Many members from the campus and community stopped by to offer their support for the student run food pantry. Over $100 in cash donations and several bags full of food were donated at the event.
Bulldog Pantry seeks student volunteers at
Services to the Community Expo…
The Bulldog Pantry participated in the Services to the Community Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to seek new volunteers. Over 40 students signed up to receive information about the pantry. Below is a picture of some of our volunteers giving information at our table.
ASI funds the Bulldog Pantry…
The Associated Students, Inc. Senate voted on December 10 to fund the Bulldog Pantry during the Spring 2009 semester for $4,500! The ASI Senate will be reviewing progress with us as well as reports to determine if future funding will be granted.
THANK YOU to ASI for your sponsorship… we are so excited to work with you and look forward to a great partnership!
Bulldog Pantry on KFSR Radio
Pantry volunteers Jessica Medina and Celeste Pilegard talk with San Joaquin Spotlight host Sevag Tateosian about the Bulldog Pantry and their experience. Listen to the interview on 12.20.08 by clicking here.
Trick-or-Treat for Cans is a success!
Student volunteers from various clubs and organizations come together with pantry volunteers to “Trick-or-Treat for Cans.” Volunteers traveled to different neighborhoods delivering flyers one night and picking up food the next.
Hundreds of canned food items were collected from this event, making the first “Trick-or-Treat for Cans” a successful event! Here are a few pictures from the event:
The Bulldog Pantry would like to say thank you…
Earlier this summer, Maurice Ndole, the Summer Bridge Residential Coordinator, asked if we could work together on a community service project with the Summer Bridge students. It was agreed that the students would hold a canned food drive, of which all the food would be donated the Bulldog Pantry, and the students would volunteer some of their time working at the pantry.
The Summer Bridge class of 2008 set an initial goal of collecting 1,000 units of food and a secondary goal of 2,008. Going way above and beyond, the group collected 3,868 units of food!
In addition to delivering the food on Saturday, the group also sorted the food into bags, cleaned the kitchen, the shelves, the court yard and sorted clothing.
The Bulldog Pantry would like to give a big thank you to the Summer Bridge class of 2008, and everyone involved. Because of you, hundreds of families will go home with food to feed their families this week.
Thank you… from the bottom of our hearts.