WVC Foundation receives two grants to stock Knights Kupboard food pantry

July 14, 2022

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Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)
Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, 509-682-6413

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation was awarded two grants from community organizations to help restock the Knights Kupboard food pantry at WVC. 

The Knights Kupboard is WVC’s student food pantry. It carries nonperishable food items and hygiene products for students in need.

The WVC Foundation received $2,000 from the Women’s Service League (WSL) of NCW and $1,200 from the Wenatchee Rotary Club. The counseling department, which manages the food pantry, will use these grants to purchase necessary items. Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, said that these grants will allow the Knights Kupboard to extend its hours and be open to students three days a week in the fall.

“We are extremely proud to be able to partner with the WVC Foundation to provide the needed resources to help aid in student success,” said Callie Klein, WSL President. “Our members work very hard throughout the year to raise funds to give back to the community.”

Donations received from WVC employees and the community help keep the Knights Kupboard stocked and open year-round.

“Thanks to generous donations, the Knights Kupboard was accessed 137 times this academic year,” said Lucero Martinez, a WVC counseling staff member. “Students could use their limited funds for other necessities, and were able to develop a connection to the WVC Counseling department for additional support and resources.”

“Being a recipient of these grants is such an honor,” Evey said. “Thanks to these community organizations, students experiencing food insecurity will not be hungry and can focus on their academic performance.”

For more information about the Knights Kupboard and other student resources, visit wvc.edu/KnightsKupboard.


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