New Hastings College students begin year with food drive

As part of first year experience programming by Hastings College, students new to campus will be participating in a food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Adams County Food Pantry.

Students will be leaving bags with an informational sheet attached on doors or porches across Hastings beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 28. Students will then pick up the bags beginning at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31. If your donation is missed, please contact Dr. Liz Frombgen at 402.460.8091.

To help collect food for those served by the food pantry, students are divided into groups based on their first-year seminar class. The first-year seminar program helps students adapt to and engage with college life. Class projects, such as the food drive, or other activities, such as a common reader across all first-year seminar classes, encourage students to get to know one another, work together and engage with their faculty advisor.

For the food drive, the Adams County Food Pantry needs the following kinds of non-perishable food and household items:                                    

  • Canned goods
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Soups
  • Canned meats                                                                                                                                           
  • Pastas of all kinds
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Rice                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Acceptable non-food items include:

  • Dish soap
  • Bath soap
  • Toilet tissue
  • Shampoo

Please check expiration dates on all food products, as the Food Pantry cannot take out of date products.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Bang for the Buck” school by Washington Monthly. For more, go to


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