Campus Life

The Birdfeeder

The Birdfeeder

The Birdfeeder is a not-for-profit food pantry created to help meet the basic needs of all Roadrunners. Our staff understands college is stressful enough without worrying about where your next meal is coming from – this is where the Birdfeeder comes in to ensure students can focused on academics.

The Birdfeeder is a not-for-profit food pantry created to help meet the basic needs of all Roadrunners. We understand college is stressful enough without worrying about where your next meal is coming from – this is where the Birdfeeder comes in to ensure students can focused on academics.

If your cabinets are a little empty; you're skipping meals or otherwise stressed about food, the Birdfeeder has resources to help.  The Birdfeeder provides supplemental support, this means that we do not provide all the food and supplies you will need for one week, but our goal is to reduce your grocery bill and help ensure students are receiving the nutrition needed to be successful inside the classroom.

5 easy steps.

The Birdfeeder is a "client choice" food pantry that allows students seeking food assistance to choose for themselves what products they receive. Students may shop the pantry one time per week (the week resets on Sunday at midnight). 

  1. Visit the Birdfeeder during operating hours. We are located in the lower level of the Pope Student Center. 
  2. Swipe your valid Student ID. You must have your ID for each visit. 
  3. Select up to one item from each section - unless otherwise marked. We highly recommend you maximize your visit since you can only stop in once per week. Think ahead!
  4. Checkout with the staff member on duty. They will track items for inventory purposes. 
  5. Enjoy your week before repeating the process!

 

The Birdfeeder does not receive any funds from Dalton State to operate. The pantry is completely donation based. With more and more students utilizing this campus resource, we must continue to seek support from our various donors. There are many ways that you can help give back and support the pantry. Click on one of the links below to learn how you can help us meet the basic needs of a Roadrunner. 

Thank you to all donors. We could not do this without your support. 

We believe ALL members of Roadrunner Nation (students, faculty and staff) have a role and responsibility in giving back to their community. If you are interested in volunteering for the Birdfeeder, we recommend logging into your RoadrunnerServe portal and looking for our agency needs.

The Birdfeeder accepts volunteers on an as needed basis. Volunteer opportunities may include: garden work days, inventory, stocking, campus events, donor relations, fundraising or other special projects. 

Birdfeeder Volunteers:

  • Earn verified service hour for their volunteer resume
  • Complete hours for course credit, if pre-approved by faculty
  • Complete hours for service-oriented Fraternities/Sororities/Clubs
  • Complete internships, if pre-approved by faculty
  • Participate in a community of students who want to better the lives of their peers
  • Eligible for letters of recommendation and references through Student Life

*Note: Those who'd like to serve at the Food Pantry must complete volunteer training before beginning their service. Once you have responded to one of our agency needs in RoadrunnerServe, one of our staff members will notify you of the next upcoming volunteer training.

 

SUMMER HOURS 2019
Monday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday

1 -  2 p.m. 

Wednesday

10 - 11:30 a.m. 

Thursday

1 -  2 p.m.

Friday

Closed

NOTE: If you need the Birdfeeder outside of operating hours, please email birdfeeder@daltonstate.edu or stop by the Dean of Students Office located in the upper level of the Pope Student Center. 

Are you tired of eating the same meals over and over again? Try out some of the recipes linked below: 

Share one of your favorite recipes by completing the contact form below.

 

The Birdfeeder is operated by  a team of student staff under the direction of Student Life. Staff are trained to manage the day to day operations of the pantry. 

 

We are here to serve you!


We Are Here To Serve You!

If we can better serve you, please contact our staff in one of the following ways:

  1. Stop by the Birdfeeder located in the lower level of the Pope Student Center
  2. Complete the online form below. Required fields are indicated with a * symbol.
  3. Call the Dean of Students Office at 706-272-4428.
  4. Email birdfeeder@daltonstate.edu

Someone from our staff will respond to you within 24-48 business hours. Birdfeeder hours are posted below. 

Please fill out the form below. Required fields are indicated with a * symbol. Thank you.

Full Name

Contact Us

Summer Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 -11:30 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 - 2 p.m. 
Location: Pope Student Center, Lower Level
Phone: 706-272-4428
Email: birdfeeder@daltonstate.edu