John P. Chesick Scholars Program forFirst-Generation/Low-Income Students
The Nest: Haverford College’s Food Pantry
The Nest food pantry, which is student run and managed, was started in the spring of 2020 to help address food insecurity at Haverford College. In previous years, food insecurity had been a consistent issue on campus, from breaks without the DC to semesters where a student may opt-out of the meal plan for financial reasons but then is left without a secure meal.
Now, LIFTFAR eligible students can rely on The Nest’s offerings seven days a week. It is stocked weekly with food staples such as milk, cereal, cheese and items for every meal of the day, including snacks. It is also supplied with fresh vegetables by HaverFarm, and each month, there is a special food item-of-the-month that is ordered. LIFTFAR eligible students can come when it’s open and take what they need.
Student workers & their favorite items from The Nest
Brandon Alonso ’22 (co-manager)
Aishah Collison-Cofie ’22
Hannah Harrison' ’23
Annette Lee ’22 (co-manager)
Liz Mari ‘23
Brandon Pita ‘22
Cathy Zhu ‘23
All the different tea flavors
Birds that have flown the Nest
Hasibe Caballero-Gomez ’21
Eyasu Shumie ‘21
The first floor of the Whitehead Campus Center (inside of the game room)
Sunday-Thursday: 12-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 12-5 p.m.
Get updates about The Nest! Follow us @nest.hc.
We have a biweekly newsletter that gives you info on what new food we have and what we’re about to run out of, in case you want some before it goes. It also shares recipes and updates on any events or changes within The Nest. It’ll be emailed via LIFTFAR’s listserve.