Archie's Food Closet - Food Drive
What is Archibald Eagle's Campus Food Closet?
It's a place where non-perishable food and personal care items may be obtained by students and employees who find themselves in financial straits or emergency situations.
Archibald Eagle's Food Closet is a service for all members of the USI community to promote the health and wellness of USI students and employees. Archie's Closet is supported by the cooperative efforts of the Recreation, Fitness, & Wellness Center and campus and community individuals and organizations. Foremost in this mission is providing assistance for those who need it, while responding to individual needs with respect and dignity. All requests for assistance are confidential.
Where is the Food Closet?
Archie's Closet is located in the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center.
How is the Food Closet accessed?
Come to the Recreation, Fitness, & Wellness Center and "Ask for Archie" at the front desk. We recommend you call first (812-461-5268) to ensure availability. Archie's Closet is not open on weekends.
Who may use the Food Closet?
University of Southern Indiana students and employees.
What does it cost to use the Food Closet?
There is no monetary fee. Individuals show a valid Eagle Access Card, complete a Food Closet card, and agree to volunteer two hours of service to an organization of the user's preference.
How does the ERC help with the Food Closet?
The 2012 Staff Council sponsored a campus-wide food drive competiton and collected over 4000 items!
Staff Council is proud to announce the
winner of the Archie's Food Drive Competition and Traveling Trophy is
Pictured above: Chair of Social Work, Iris Phillips, along with some of the students responsible for collecting over 1,000 items for Archie's Food Closet, accepts the traveling trophy from Archibald Eagle.
Staff Council thanks all of you who participated in this year's first ever Archie's FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION! The number of items collected exceeded our expectations.
Here is the list of Departments participating in the COMPETITION portion of the Food Drive and their FINAL TOTALS:
- Department of Social Work - 1,062
- Biology Department - 947
- Foundation Office - 307
- Department of Mathematics - 300
- Children's Learning Center - 299
- Rice Library - 277
- College of Nursing & Health Professions - 255
- College of Business - 228
- University Division - 172
- Dean of Students, International Programs & Services, Multicultural Center, and Student Development - 67
- Teacher Education - 58
- Chemistry Department - 38
- Human Resources - 35
- Other donations - 164
FINAL TOTAL of Items Collected = 4,209
Archie's Food Closet is a service for all members of the USI community to promote the health and wellness of USI students and employees.
Below is the number of persons who visited Archie's Food Closet from January 2012 to September 2012:
- January - 17 visitors (34 bags)
- February - 11 visitors (14 bags)
- March - 11 visitors (21 bags)
- April - 14 visitors (17 bags)
- May - 10 visitors (19 bags)
- June - 8 visitors (14 bags)
- July - 14 visitors (28 bags)
- August - 12 visitors (28 bags)
- September - 14 visitors (25 bags)
From January through current we have had 111 visits with total persons in a household of 200. There were 59 different persons who used the food closet. There were 35 persons who only made one (1) visit from January through current. There were 24 persons who made multiple visits to the food closet from January through current.
THANK YOU! For supporting Archie's Closet!