Email templates

Promotion for UW Food Pantry Services

Intended for distribution to students, staff, and faculty, this sample message spreads awareness about the UW Food Pantry services and/or food drives.

Dear [Name/Group],

The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff, and faculty food insecurity at the University of Washington. This is a safe space for those who struggle to access food because of financial or other challenges. The Pantry is open to UW faculty, staff, and students with an active Husky ID. For more information, please visit uw.edu/anyhungryhusky.

Location – UW Food Pantry:

Poplar Hall 210
1311 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Hours of operation – 2019 summer quarter:

Monday Closed
Tuesday
 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
Friday Closed

Promotion for UW Food Pantry Food Drives

Intended for distribution to your department, this sample message spreads awareness about food drives!

Dear [Department Name] staff,

Get excited!

We are inviting you to clean out your kitchen pantry and give back to UW students and community members in need!

In partnership with Any Hungry Husky, we are sponsoring a department-wide food drive to benefit the UW Food Pantry! We are asking staff/faculty to donate shelf-stable, non-perishable items to stock the shelves of the Pantry. Items the Pantry especially needs are:

  • Canned meats
  • Stocks, bases, and sauces
  • Food appropriate for diverse diets, including halal, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cooking oils
  • Vegetable broth
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Oatmeal and granola
  • Boxed milk, evaporated milk, and unsweetened alternative milks
  • Fruit preserves and spreads
  • Chili
  • Boxed mac + cheese, other ready-to-eat meals
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Jars of baby food
  • Household Item (e.g. bar soap, toilet paper, paper towel)

Items will be collected at [Collection location] from [Start date] to [End date]. Thank you for giving back to your community!

Flyer

Promotion for food drives

This one-paper can be used to promote food drives and donations.

Promotion for Donations

When hosting food drives, you can use this one-pager to attach to your food bin for your targeted audience.

Food Pantry Flyer for Food Bin

Promotion for UW Food Pantry Services

Targeted for students, staff, and faculty, this one-pager provides information on UW Food Pantry services and resources.

Coming soon

Social media

Many students, staff, and faculty find out about our services online. By utilizing your department or program’s social media channels to share and post content that inspires others to get involved, you can help us get the word out to even more UW students, staff, and faculty.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/UWfoodpantry/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwhungryhuskies

Hashtags

#UWFoodPantry
#NoHuskyGoesHungry
#[your department name]FoodDrive

Sample promotion posts

Promotion for Pantry Services

The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff, and faculty food insecurity at the University of Washington head on. The Pantry is a safe space for those who struggle to access food because of financial or other challenges. The Pantry is open to UW faculty, staff, and students with an active Husky ID. For more info, please visit uw.edu/anyhungryhusky

Promotion for food drives

Tips: Build excitement on your page! Include a clear call to action, include dates and location of collection, and attach a poster! Be sure to tag @uwfoodpantry on Facebook and @HungryHuskies on Twitter.

Start of food drive – example: We are hosting a food drive from (date) to (date) to donate non-perishable foods to the UW Food Pantry. They are looking for (cans, etc). The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff, and faculty food insecurity at UW head on. For more information, please visit uw.edu/anyhungryhusky @uwfoodpantry

Reminder post – example: Our food drive is ending on (date)! They are looking for (items, etc.) All items will be donated to the UW Food Pantry! @uwfoodpantry

Logo and resources

Download these logos to use in your marketing materials.

Food Pantry Logos

Past Promotion for End of Year Food Drive

Flyer

The following flyer was used to help promote the End of Year Food Drive in 2019.

End of Year Food Drive Flyer

Social media

Many students, staff, and faculty find out about our services and food drives online. Departments and organizations can use the following information to share in their social media channels.

Facebook: facebook.com/UWfoodpantry/
Twitter: twitter.com/uwhungryhuskies

Hashtags

#UWFoodPantryEndofYearFoodDrive
#NoHuskyGoesHungry

The following image was used to promote the End of Year Food Drive on social media.

End of Year Food Drive Image

Email template

Intended for distribution to students, staff, and faculty, this sample message spreads awareness about the End of Year Food Drive.

Dear [Group Name],

Get excited!

We are inviting you to clean out your kitchen pantry and give back to UW students and community members in need!

The UW Food Pantry is hosting an end of year food drive from June 3rd to June 17th, 12 pm. Items can be collected at these three locations during their operating hours:

UW Food Pantry (Poplar Hall 210)
June 12, 10 am – 2 pm
June 13, 2 pm – 6pm
Paccar Hall (second floor)
Building hours:
Monday to Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
IMA
Building Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday to Friday 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

Items the Pantry especially needs are:

  • Canned meats
  • Stocks, bases, and sauces
  • Food appropriate for diverse diets, including halal, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cooking oils
  • Vegetable broth
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Oatmeal and granola
  • Boxed milk, evaporated milk, and unsweetened alternative milks
  • Fruit preserves and spreads
  • Chili
  • Boxed mac + cheese, other ready-to-eat meals
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Jars of baby food
  • Household Item (e.g. bar soap, toilet paper, paper towel)

For more information about the End of Year Food Drive, please visit uw.edu/anyhungryhusky/home/the-uw-food-pantry/. If you have any questions please, email givefood@uw.edu.Thank you for giving back to your community!