Cougs Feeding Cougs
How did Cougs Feeding Cougs start?
Cougs Feeding Cougs is a program established in the spring of 2017 with an initial balance of $650 that was gifted by Administrative Services personnel. The fund will provide meals for WSU Pullman students who are food insecure. Food insecurity occurs when an individual does not know how, from what source, or when they will be able to procure their next meal. The WSU community has become aware that at any given moment in time, there are a number of students attending WSU who are, at least for a period of time, food insecure.
What is ASWSU’s involvement?
ASWSU has been a partner in supporting and sharing communication about the Cougs Feeding Cougs program. The ASWSU senate adopted a resolution in support of food insecurity solutions in the Pullman community, which includes the Cougs Feeding Cougs program.
How do students stay anonymous?
An important aspect of Cougs Feeding Cougs is to ensure students feel safe to request assistance. The system does use your network ID to confirm you meet the eligibility requirements and to deposit funds into a Cougs Feeding Cougs account for you. Beyond that no one else is aware you have those funds, so to a cashier it will appear as though you have a regular RDA or Cougar CASH account.
I requested funds but have not seen money in my account
The deposit of funds should happen within a few minutes of your request. If you've allowed for this time and you still do not have a deposit, please contact:
Compton Union, Ground Floor, Room 60
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
I didn’t use all of the money I received, what do I do?
Any funds that are remaining after the five days will be returned to the general fund to be used to assist another student in need.
How can I donate some of my RDA?
Students can donate an unlimited amount of their RDA during the last six weeks of the semester.
During the Spring 2017 semester, students can donate a maximum of $20 in RDA funds prior to the last six weeks of the semester. This maximum has been put in place so that students eager to help would not give a way too much of the RDA money and ensure that they can get themselves through the semester.