Join us each Monday in June for a weekly "Pantry Cooking Challenge".  Our goal is to get parents, students, faculty, and staff motivated to participate, while also raising awareness of food scarcity/food waste/environmental stewardship.

What's the Challenge?

Each Monday in June, a special guest from Hanover College will post their video cooking challenge below.  Then, on June 22, our final guest chef will challenge all alumni to open their pantries, get creative, make a special dish, and post a photo of their own pantry challenge dish (site for entries TBD).  Submissions received between June 22 and June 29 will be eligible for voting.   Then, from June 29 to July 6 you can vote on the most creative dish!  Whoever has the most votes by July 6 will receive a $100 Kroger gift card.


  • Monday, June 1
    Kick off the challenge with Rev. Dr. Catherine Knott, Ball Family Chaplain, as she searches her pantry for the right items for the perfect dish?  Who will she challenge next?  Here's our first Pantry Challenge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2temCVF3DTg&feature=youtu.be.
  • Monday, June 8
    Hanover College's special guest chef is Leo Carnicelli '21!  https://youtu.be/VY_U5YXIQ-A
  • Monday, June 15  
    Hanover College's special guest chef is President Lake Lambert!  https://youtu.be/rRGxgrd2uMk
  • Monday, June 22 
    Our final guest chef is our very own Chef Andrew Welenken from Parkhurst Dining! https://youtu.be/NskvrHjBcK8
  • Monday, June 22 to Monday, June 29
    All alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the College are now challenged!  Open those pantry's, gather your items, and make a tasty dish.  Then, take a photo, name your dish, provide the ingredients, and email it to alumni@hanover.edu.
  • Monday, June 29 to Monday, July 6
    It's time to VOTE.  All entries received by June 29 will be uploaded into a special album on the Alumni Facebook Page. The winner of the Nailed it! Pantry Challenge will receive a $100 Kroger gift card.


Did you know that the Panther Emergency Assistance Fund also supports the College's food pantry?  The fund provides support to both students and employees who are facing financial hardship. Gifts to the fund have supported a wide variety of needs, including financial assistance with utilities, travel back home, graduate entrance exam fees, and much, much more. 

The food pantry is just one of many areas that are supported by this fund.  The food pantry supports students in lieu of traditional dining options that are not available over the summer or during breaks.  Your support will make an impact on students who stay on campus over the summer, as well as those who come back early, such as student teachers.  Thank you for supporting Hanover with your time, talent, and treasure.

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