News/Announcements

Way To Go Viking Elementary School!

-March 2020

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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

-February 2020

 

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.

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A New Student Coordinator

-January 2020

We are happy to introduce our new Student Coordinator, Eric. We are so glad that he has joined us at the pantry.

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A Fun Night

-November 2019

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.

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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. 74331379_2478450452415957_5724055738905526272_n 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

-October 2019

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.

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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

-September 2019

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.

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Something New at Our Distributions

-September 2019

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.

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Student Coordinators 

– 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.

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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!

-July 2009

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!

The Summer Bridge Class of 2009!
The Summer Bridge Class of 2009!
Just some of the donations from the Summer Bridge group

Just some of the donations from the Summer Bridge group

Division of Student Affairs

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-April 2009

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.

Takako Sophabmixay and Joyce Ester pack beans into smaller bags for families.

Takako Sophabmixay and Joyce Ester pack beans into smaller bags for families.

Student Affairs staff volunteer packing bags Friday afternoon

Student Affairs staff volunteer packing bags Friday afternoon

Student Affairs Staff volunteer passing out groceries to families at on Saturday, April 11th

Student Affairs Staff volunteer passing out groceries to families at on Saturday, April 11th

Bulldog Pantry Open House is a success…

-January 2009

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.

Dr. Oliaro, Vice President for Student Affairs, and his wife sign in at the Open house


Dr. Oliaro, Vice President for Student Affairs, and his wife sign in at the Open house

Bulldog Pantry volunteers pose for a picture at the Open House

Bulldog Pantry volunteers pose for a picture at the Open House

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Services to the Community Expo…

-January 2009

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…

-December 2008

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

-December 2009

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!

-October 2009

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:

Just one table of cans collected from the event

The flyer passed out to each neighborhood

The Bulldog Pantry would like to say thank you…

-August 2008

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.

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