Vandal Giving Day 2022 Launches April 5 at 10:00 a.m.!
Vandal Food Pantry
Feeding People is a Community-Wide Effort

Defining Food Insecurity

According to USDA, food insecurity is defined as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life."

Food insecurity for college students can have serious repercussions on their overall health and academic performance, both of which are important for retention and access to future opportunities. Students facing food insecurity are more likely to rate their health as fair, poor or very poor; rate more frequent depression symptoms; and experience more limits to opportunities to study and get involved.

Food Insecurity at U of I

A 2020 study from the National College Health Assessment showed that at U of I, 45% of Vandals report being food insecure at some point during their academic year. That’s nearly half of our student population who lack access to nutritious foods essential for each student to fulfill their Vandal potential.

Why Give to the Vandal Food Pantry

Our objective is to decrease the percentage of the student population that is facing food insecurity on the University of Idaho campus. Your gift will go to support meal kits that provide nutritious, shelf-safe food for 3-4 days for the average adult. Each meal kits is assembled according to the USDA My Plate Program to promote a balanced diet.

As a Vandal Family, we believe it is important to support each other and work together to make sure that no one falls through the cracks or is left behind. Whether it is through acceptance to the university or being hired on as staff or faculty, we all have this university binding us together as one group. Our camaraderie as Vandals means that, whether right here in Moscow, Idaho, or all the way across the world, we can say “Go Vandals” to a fellow Vandal and receive a spirited “Go Vandals!” right back. This is the power of the Vandal spirit. The Vandal Food Pantry is one way that we, as Vandals, continue to support each other. By giving to the Vandal Food Pantry, you are saying that you believe in the power of the Vandal Family and that there should be #novandalhungry.

Vandal Student Experience Leaderboard
The three funds with the highest number of gifts will earn $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation. Applicable funds include Equity & Diversity, fellowships, emergency funds, study abroad programs, Operation Education, WWAMI, student clubs, Greek funds and many more!
Rank Prize Programs Gifts
1 $1,000 Kristin Clovis Gamma Phi Beta Memorial Scholarship 102
2 $1,000 McCall Field Campus Excellence Fund 80
3 $1,000 Support the Campus (McCall Field Campus Infrastructure) 50
4 Vandal Promise Scholarships 45
5 Vandal Marching Band Scholarships 42
UIAA Directors 1,898 Gifts Challenge
Woo-Hoo! Thank you to the UI Alumni Association for making this possible. Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Vandal Procrastinator Challenge
Congratulations to Mike Hughes for being crowned an official Vandal Procrastinator! Mike is designating the $500 award to the Athena Student Scholarship. Thank you, Mike!
University of Idaho Foundation Challenge
$10,000 from the University of Idaho Foundation in support of University of Idaho students, scholarships and programs will unlock for every 500 gifts during Vandal Giving Day, up to $30,000! Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Rising Stars Trivia Challenge
Congratulations Heaven Jordan, you're a trivia master!
Tuesday Happy Hour Leaderboard - Non-College Programs
The top three non-college programs that receive the most gifts from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday will earn cash bonuses courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation! You've got two hours to share with your friends, family and classmates. Ready, get set, go!
Rank Prize Program Gifts
1 $1,250 Fraternity & Sorority Life 19
2 $500 Equity & Diversity 9
3 $250 Athletics 6
4 Vandal Marching Band 6
5 UI Extension 4-H Youth Development 4
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 24
2 WA 3
3 CA 1
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