Feed a Gov
The Austin Peay State University Foundation, a non-profit organization, has been working on the behalf of students in securing resources to support students who have experienced food insecurity or financial challenge due to COVID-19. The Feed a Gov program was made possible during the Fall 2020 semester to directly benefit APSU students by providing meal and food relief.
Feed a Gov facilitated distribution of food relief benefits in two ways.
- For full-time undergraduate Fall 2020 students who documented their COVID-19 impact as of November 11, the APSU Foundation collaborated with Dining Services and Govs ID to deliver Feed a Gov benefits in a touchless manner.
- The operational capacity of the S.O.S. Food Pantry was expanded through Feed a Gov to safely store, transport, and provide food relief for enrolled students and their families in need through December 2020.
S.O.S. Food Pantry
The mission of the S.O.S. Food Pantry is to assist and provide supplemental food to those in need at Austin Peay State University. In this challenging pandemic, S.O.S. Food Pantry staff and volunteers work to support students through financial challenges that result in food insecurity. Following safety protocols, socially distanced processes were developed to provide food through a virtual Pantry Order system, including delivery for students in quarantine on campus or living within a 7-mile radius of campus. To request assistance, students are asked to use the virtual system at the following link.
The Feed a Gov project is made available by a Tennessee Community CARES Program grant proposal drafted by the Austin Peay State University Foundation that was approved for funding in the amount of $500,000. The Tennessee Community CARES Program was created by the TN Department of Human Services along with Governor Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group to invest $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to help with ongoing efforts to address health and economic needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Questions about this project can be directed to Dr. Loretta Griffy, Associate Vice President for Student Success Strategic Initiatives.