#NJITGivingTuesday

A project by: Terry McGuckin

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Support the NJIT Food Pantry!

#NJITGIVINGTUESDAY

On Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back, the Highlander community will come together to fight campus hunger by supporting the NJIT Food Pantry.

The first $5,000 raised in support of the NJIT Food Pantry will be doubled thanks to a generous match from Mary Ann and Peter A. Cistaro ’68. Your gift of any size will now go twice as far. 

It’s no secret that earning a degree from NJIT can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. But hundreds of hard-working students each year are striving to achieve their dreams while also struggling with food insecurity – lacking consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Perhaps they have to choose between buying books and buying food, perhaps between paying rent and buying food. Or perhaps they are even considering leaving NJIT altogether. 

That’s where the NJIT Food Pantry comes in. Opened in 2019 and available to all NJIT community members who may have trouble affording or accessing a healthy diet, the Food Pantry has served several hundred students, including close to 300 in the 2021-2022 academic year alone. This academic year the pantry has already had over 600 visits.

Food insecurity exists everywhere, and college campuses are not immune. Recent studies have shown that almost half of college students experience some type of food insecurity, with more than one in five qualifying as “hungry” due to low levels of meal stability.

But you can help. Today, on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back, you can make a gift to fight campus hunger by supporting the NJIT Food Pantry. And, thanks to a generous match 

from Mary Ann and Peter A. Cistaro ’68, the first $5,000 donated to the Food Pantry today will be matched dollar-for-dollar. 

Your gift of any size today will make a difference for hard-working students in need. Thank you!

SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN

Spread the word about #NJITGivingTuesday with your networks today so we can fight campus hunger together!

Here are some sample messages you can use:

Today is #NJITGivingTuesday and gifts to the NJIT Food Pantry are being matched dollar for dollar. Join in at givingtuesday.njit.edu and spread the word.

Did you know that almost half of college students suffer from food insecurity? Today for #NJITGivingTuesday, I’m helping reduce that number by supporting the NJIT Food Pantry. Join me and learn more at givingtuesday.njit.edu

Join me in supporting the NJIT Food Pantry today for #NJITGivingTuesday! Together we can make a difference for Highlanders in need. Learn more at givingtuesday.njit.edu

Earning an NJIT degree is challenging – and suffering from hunger makes it harder. That’s why today I’m participating in #NJITGivingTuesday by supporting the NJIT Food Pantry. Today only, gifts are being matched dollar for dollar. Learn more at givingtuesday.njit.edu

Want to support another NJIT fund today?

Visit njit.edu/givenow