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In Fall 2019, Rhodes State College created The SHOP after reviewing studies with alarming results. Nearly 86,000 responded to a study done by The Hope Center which recently found that 48% of community college students have some form of food insecurity. A survey sent to Rhodes State College students found that 39% of our respondents went without a nutritious meal at least once per month. This dire situation can impact a student’s ability to focus on their studies. Therefore, The SHOP was established on August 27, 2019.

The SHOP is located in the Public Service Building in room 115. Currently, due to COVID-19, The SHOP operates on a monthly basis offering Grab n’ Go’s. Once the campus is reopened, the SHOP will operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 – 11:00 am each week. Through its partnership with the Rhodes Foundation, the generosity of our students and employees, and the community, Rhodes provides each interested student with the supplies they need when they need them. 

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If you need assistance outside of the monthly Grab n’ Go offerings, please contact StudentEngagement@RhodesState.Edu. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Security at 419-995-8499.

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Several times a year, the Office of Student Engagement, the Food Pantry Committee, and several student organizations conduct food drives and other campaigns to replenish the pantry, bringing awareness to food insecurity on campus and encourage volunteerism. Faculty, staff and student volunteers operate The SHOP. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email StudentEngagement@RhodesState.edu. A brief training session and confidentiality waiver must be completed prior to volunteering at The SHOP.