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Participation Drive
91 Donors
Towards goal of 50 Donors
$3,351.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on November 21, at 11:59 PM EST
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50 Donors to FUEL NKU will unlock $500!

FUEL stands for "Feeding the University and Enriching Lives" 
Our team prides itself on doing just that

What is FUEL NKU?

  • FUEL NKU is the on-campus food pantry at Northern Kentucky University, serving any current student in need of food assistance
  • The FUEL NKU team strives to support student food security and enrich the lives of NKU students through education, engagement and advocacy

History of FUEL NKU

  • It was created in the Spring of 2013
  • FUEL started with the needs of a few hungry students and the support of one faculty member, Dr. Jessica Averitt Taylor 
  •  Since then, it has grown to a 2,300-square-foot space that provides food and hygiene products to thousands of NKU students each semester
  • FUEL NKU has been the model for many other universities in the development of their own campus pantries

2022-23 Academic Year Impact

  • Distributed just over 100,000 pounds of food and hygiene products
  • Welcomed 19,917 visitors to the pantry, serving 2,185 unique students
  • Approximately 16% of all undergraduate students were reached
  • More than 80% of international students utilized FUEL NKU


  • "I've been able to eat healthier and cleaner over the last two years from FUEL. I’ve lost 40 lbs because of it and got in shape. FUEL has been a great way for me to keep happy and healthy but not cost an arm and leg"

  • "FUEL NKU is a way to destigmatize the need for free produce and other snacks or necessities through opening it to all students as well as a way to aid in college students being able to spend money in other ways that they need."

  • "FUEL NKU is so so helpful to me. I pay for all my school & also other expenses like rent/utilities. FUEL helps me relieve stress because I am able to save so much money that I would normally have to be spending on groceries every week. I am so thankful that we go to a school that offers this service."
Choose a giving level


Mac and cheese

By providing $8.50 you will be supporting two days worth of macaroni and cheese to our students.



By donating $16.50 you will provide enough ramen to support our students for a whole day.


Snack Bars

Snack bars help fuel students in between classes and on the go. Your donation of $38.60 will provide students with a week worth of bars.



By donating $78, you will be donating two weeks worth of toothbrushes and toothpastes to our students.


Applesauce/fruit cups

Applesauce and fruit cups are such a popular to go snack, we would love to keep providing this for our students. $97 a month provides this for our students.


Toilet paper

Toilet paper is one of our most popular items. One month supply costs $414. This would make such a difference.

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