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Support Students’ Basic Needs

Every day, NC State students face unexpected hardships. For these students, it may mean the difference between making it to class or making it to their next meal.

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs is committed to the success of the whole student, providing essential resources so that students don’t have to choose between their academic career or providing for their basic needs.

Since bringing these challenges to light, we have been amazed by the support of campus and community partners just like you. Together, we are able to provide critical and immediate support for students facing unforeseen emergencies.

Donate professional clothing or organize a professional clothing drive

Donate food or organize a food drive

For more information on giving to these areas, please contact Nicki Peterson, executive director of development, at 919.513.1337 or

We’re all in this together.

Thousands of NC State students struggle with hunger, homelessness and financial insecurity. Pack Essentials is a community-wide effort to support these at-risk students on their paths to graduation.