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Community Engagement

Help support the University of South Carolina's mission to enrich our community by joining us in this tradition of service. Our office is proud to renew our committment to this effort every year. 

Incoming students and their families are invited to help us make a positive impact on our community by donating nonperishable goods to local organizations during New Student Orientation. 

This year, we hope to exceed our goal to collect more than 8,000 donations to benefit Gamecock Pantry, an on-campus food pantry.

We encourage all of our incoming freshman and transfer families to donate at least one item.

Suggested Donations

  • Canned beans
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal or oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Pasta and/or pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and Jelly
  • Rice
  • Snacks such as chips, cookies, etc.
  • Bar soap and/or toiletries
  • Dental floss
  • Brushes and/or combs
  • Socks (size youth small and medium)
  • Toothbrushes and/or toothpaste
  • Washcloths