What is SNAC?
In 2010, a small group of students concerned about their peers' access to food came together to found the Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC). From SNAC's humble beginnings in a trailer at the former USU Trailer Court, to a single metal cabinet, to the pantry that it is today, students have invested countless hours and a lot of energy to respond to the nutritional needs of other USU students.
Currently, SNAC offers the following items for free to USU students with ID:
*Canned and boxed food donated by the Cache Community Food Pantry
*Recovered bread, bagels, pastries, yogurt parfaits, hummus cups, donuts donated by USU Dining Services
*During the growing season, fresh vegetables from the Utah Conservation Corps Community Farm
Fall 2018 hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3-5pm and Fridays 11am-1pm.
SNAC is located in TSC 332, on the north side of the Service Center.
SNAC will be closed on these dates during the 2018-2019 academic year:
*September 4 (day after Labor Day)
*October 19 (Fall Break)
*November 22-23 (Thanksgiving)
*December 18-January 7 (Winter Break)
*January 22 (day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
*February 19 (day after Presidents' Day)
*March 11-18 (Spring Break)
How Can I Get Involved?
If any of these ideas sound good to you, go to AggieSync in your MyUSU page and join SNAC and the Food Recovery Network!
1. Volunteer to help staff the SNAC pantry! Volunteers keep the pantry tidy, scan SNAC patrons' id cards, and answer questions.
2. Bring your friends and volunteer to help with USU's largest, month-long food drive, Stuff-a-Bus! Every Monday night in November students board Aggie Shuttles and go to a designated neighborhood to pick up food donations from community members. All the food collected goes to the Cache Community Food Pantry.
3. Help USU Food Recovery gather the unsold food from USU Dining locations each morning. These volunteers also sort and repackage the recovered food so students can conveniently take bread and refrigerator items home.
4. Because about 40% of food in the US goes to waste, we have MANY more ideas and would love the help of committeed, creative folks who want to make sure everyone gets fed. Contact us to get involved!
Download the SNAC brochure [PDF] New brochure coming soon!