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The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Kathleen Moroney started the Wildcat Food Pantry out of her desk drawers and her pocket. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Caitlyn Young

August 31, 2017

In 2011, Admin Analyst / Specialist Kathleen Moroney sat at her desk in the Chico State Student Affairs office. When the phone rang, she had no idea that this call would soon change thousands of students' lives. A fellow faculty member called who was worried about one of the students in their class. Th...

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Non-perishable food on the shelves of the Wildcat pantry. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

September 21, 2016

Kathleen Moroney’s office is like no other on campus. Next to her desk and the other typical office furniture, Moroney has two bookcases full of food. There are shelves filled with rice, canned food, peanut butter and a box of squash and gourds lies on the floor. Her office is home to the Wildc...

University provides food for students in need

The Hungry Wildcat pantry is stocked with food for those in need.Photo credit: Thomas Martinez

Dominique Diaz

January 27, 2014

The Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry is available for students who don't have secure access to food. The program was in the works for two years before it officially began operating at the start of the fall 2013 semester. Chico State is the first school in the California State University system to create a program that of...

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