Titans Feeding Titans

Titans Feeding Titans Food Pantry  = A student run food pantry for the students and staff of Indiana University South Bend.

Food pantry

“A problem known as food insecurity — a lack of nutritional food — is not typically associated with U.S. college students. But it is increasingly on the radar of administrators, who report seeing more hungry students, especially at schools that enroll a high percentage of youths who are from low-income families or are the first generation to attend college”    – The Washington Post

At Titans Feeding Titans, our vision is that  no student attending IU South Bend’s campus should have to endure going without food. Everyone will have access to nutritious and quality food.

Mission Statement and Organizational Values

Mission: To provide IU South Bend students with supplemental non-perishable food items in times of need to alleviate hunger.

 Vision: No student attending IU South Bend’s campus should have to endure going without food. Everyone will have access to nutritious and quality food.

Organizational Values:

Respect: We respect the inherent worth of students and treat them with empathy, fairness, and justice. We accept one another and support diversity of thoughts and ideas.          

 Integrity: We act with honesty, trust, and openness and deliver on commitments. Our intentions and actions will be transparent and above reproach.

 Service: We believe service to others is essential to alleviating food insecurity for students. We serve with merit, compassion and receptivity to meet the needs of those with whom seek out our services.

Food pantry clothingStewardship and Accountability: We keep faith with the community partners through the efficient and effective use of resources entrusted to us and are mindful that our mission is accomplished through the charity of others.

Advocacy: We commit ourselves to supporting and encouraging students to join the cause of ending food insecurity on campus. We will engage students, volunteers, professors, and staff through widespread initiatives and outreach projects.

Below you'll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions.  

Who can shop?

IUSB students or staff who finds themselves in need of supplemental food and/or personal care items can shop at Titans Feeding Titans.

Do I have to prove my need in order to shop?

No, shoppers will never have to provide any financial information

How do I qualify to shop ?

Simply bring in your Crimson Card ID.  That’s it !

How many items can I get when I shop?

 8 pounds of non perishable per week

Meats and fresh food- Based on supply

Hygiene- Based on supply

Cleaning/Household- Based on supply

This allotment is subject to change based on availability and need.

Does it cost to shop at the pantry?

No, there is never any cost to shop at Titans Feeding Titans.. All items in the pantry are available free of charge to those in need.

How often can I shop?

Shoppers can visit the pantry once a week. 

What is available at the pantry?

As a food pantry, we rely on donations to keep our shelves stocked. Donations vary greatly, and dictate what we have available for our shoppers on a weekly basis. We try to keep fresh and frozen foods as much as we can, however this depends on what we are able to obtain with donations.

We also have a clothes closet where you might find tshirts, sweatshirts, gently used jeans or shoes etc.

Typically we stock

  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Ramen
  • Snacks
  • Personal Care Items
  • & More!

Titans feeding Titans relies on donations. You can donate in one of two ways.  If you chose to you can donate monetarily to IU South Bend, Titans Feeding Titans through IU Foundation.

Or you can donate food and other items. If you wish to donate product, please contact the pantry at tft@indiana.edu or 574-520-4256. Some of the items we are always in need of are :

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta sauce
  • Shelf stable protein (canned tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Soy Milk
  • Shelf stable fruit (cans, cups, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Toilet Paper
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Household Cleaners/Detergents
  • Gently used or new clothing-
  • School supplies

Titans feeding Titans is run by student and staff volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us by email: tft@iusb.edu or Anne Drake – 574-520-4256

Or by email, anmdrake@iusb.edu

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872