“The Nest” Food Pantry
The Nest food pantry opened in 2014 to assist Wake Tech students impacted by food insecurity* and hunger*. The Nest is a free resource available to all current Wake Tech students, where students can shop monthly and partake in special dining initiatives and food education.
In 2019, Food Lion presented Wake Tech with a generous $125,000 gift to expand college efforts to help students and their families combat food insecurity. The Nest also offers online and advanced ordering, allowing student shoppers to build custom orders unique to their personal preferences and dietary needs with pick-up options at various Wake Tech campuses.
What is food insecurity and hunger?
Food Insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or limited or uncertain ability to acquire foods in socially acceptable ways. This is a condition that results from lack of money and other resources for food.
Hunger - An individual-level, physiological condition that may result from food insecurity...The potential consequence of prolonged, involuntary lack of food, resulting in discomfort, illness, weakness, or pain that goes beyond the usual uneasy sensation. –(USDA)
The Nest Food Pantry is a free resource available to all current Wake Tech students. Students can shop monthly and partake in special dining initiatives around holidays such as A Wake & Thankful in celebration of Thanksgiving.
The Nest Food Pantry now offers online and advanced ordering. Student shoppers can build their own custom order unique to their personal preferences and dietary needs for pick up on any Wake Tech campus.
If you would like to receive support from The Nest, please complete a Food Resource Request
We can be found on Southern Wake Campus, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on all other campuses by appointment only.
We are currently accepting donations of non-perishable goods. Additionally, monetary donations can be made to the Wake Tech Foundation Office. Be sure to select “Other” under Fund Designation and notate “The Nest” in the blank provided. Thank you for supporting Wake Tech students.
To donate and for general assistance, please contact us at [email protected].