South Hall Rotary members recently participated in our Spring Clean Your Closets service project to help pack the professional wardrobe for the UNG Food Pantry located on the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Gainesville Campus.
One of the new services they plan to offer in the fall is a professional closest to help students who can’t afford to buy professional clothing for job interviews and internships.
The UNG Food Pantry serves numerous food insecure students, staff, and faculty on the Gainesville Campus during school hours. Through a recent campus expansion project, the pantry is tripling its current size in order to provide more options for the students, faculty, and staff they serve.
Dr. Carly Redding said at a recent meeting that “students who struggle to afford food also struggle to be able to afford professional clothing for interviews and internships.”
So in order to assist them in aiding these students, members of the South Hall Rotary club joined together to spring clean their closest’s to kick-off a clothing drive before the end of the spring semester.
Members were asked to bring in their gently used dress coats, slacks, dress shoes, shirts, and blouses of all sizes to donate to the pantry’s closest. In particularly high need were men’s items of all sizes. The club collected a large number of items on April 24th, 2019 and will be doing an additional clothing drive in the fall.
The UNG Food Pantry provides non-perishable food items and basic supplies to students and staff in need. These volunteers assist by managing the location, collecting donations, as well as keeping the pantry stocked and clean. For more information on the food pantry visit